'Zakura road grabbed'

Greater Kashmir

We immediately brought the issue in the notice of concerned Ward Officer who didn’t act against violators because of reasons best known to him.

In the past three days of tense situation, some influential family has grabbed a main road in Bata Pora area of Habak, the complainants Wednesday said.

“Five feet road width has been grabbed causing immense hardships to commuters and motorists,” they said.

“We immediately brought the issue in the notice of concerned Ward Officer who didn’t act against violators because of reasons best known to him,” the complainants said.

“These persons took the advantage of three consecutive days of shutdown and constructed wall on the main road,” they said. 

SMC Commissioner’s Private Secretary Hilal Ahmad Shah said the matter would be looked into. “First, I have to see whether this construction falls in our domain or with LAWDA,” he said.

Chief Engineer R&B, Satish Kumar Razdan said he has sent a team to ascertain the facts.