SMC breaks silence,directs R&B to STOP WORK
Srinagar, Mar 10: Breaking its silence over the construction of shops on Zaina Kadal bridge, Srinagar Municipal Corporation Saturday directed the JKPCC to stop the work forthwith.
The SMC’s Joint Commissioner Planning, vide a letter No SMC/JCP/726-29 to Executive Engineer, Circular Road has asked the department to stop the work.
“The bridge is a public access and no construction can be permitted on it. Moreover, such activity shall adversely affect, the mega water supply line feeding around thousands of consumers and will also create problems for vehicular traffic and public movement,” the Joint Commissioner has said in a letter, a copy of which lies with Greater Kashmir.
“In view of the mandate of law, you are requested to stop the construction forthwith. It is necessary to mention that Under Section, 13 of J&K Development Act, any construction which is either to be raised by individual or by different Government departments including Semi Government departments need to approach Building Operation Controlling Authority (BOCA),” the official observed.
When contacted the SMC, Commissioner Dr GN Qasba confirmed that the orders have been given to stop the work.
“Nobody will be allowed to violate rule of law. Be it private or government, Master Plan is applicable for all,” Qasba asserted.
To a question on future course of action, he replied that the bridge would soon be cleared of the encroachments.
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 10 Mar 2012 18:30:00 GMT
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