Forget illegal complexes, civic body demolishes another shed

Forget illegal complexes, civic body demolishes another shed

But the concerned over the months miserably failed to undertake action other than demolition of

At a time when construction of illegal commercial complexes is mushrooming in the City, the Srinagar Municipal Corporation on Wednesday demolished another shed. 

“The enforcement wing of SMC conducted a demolition operation at Residency Road and demolished a shed which was illegally raised,” an official handout from the civic body said.

For the past four odd months, from the SMC domain areas to the ones looked after by the Srinagar Development Authority, Lakes and Waterways Development Authority and the Badami Bagh Cantonment Board, reports of rampant construction of illegal buildings have been pouring in.

But the concerned over the months miserably failed to undertake action other than demolition of  sheds.

“These enforcement people who spare the big guns, hype demolition of sheds as a big achievement,” said a man whose shed was recently demolished. “Why discrimination, if shed can be demolished why not same yardstick for commercial complexes constructed illegally?” he asked.