Srinagar, Nov 9: The district administration has started a drive to remove bottlenecks near LD Hospital in the City while five shops were demolished Saturday evening amid resistance.
Earlier in the day a high level team of officials led by District Development Commissioner Farooq Ahmed Shah and SMC Commissioner Dr GN Qasba visited the spot to give a go ahead for the long-pending demolition drive for road widening.
An official spokesman said some 33 shops are to be removed adding that all the shopkeepers would be properly rehabilitated.
The administration went for the demolition drive within days of major blaze at LD Hospital when fire tenders had complained of inconvenience in access to the spot.
The LD Hospital road is a major route catering to the south City areas, including the hospital, but often faces traffic jams. To overcome this officials said demolition drive is being undertaken.
The demolition drive however witnessed resistance from some people who objected to the move.
Meanwhile the administration has started a drive to get rid of dumping of construction material or other goods on the roads. The DDC Farooq Ahmed Shah has appealed the people to cooperate in making the City roads smooth for public movement.
He also appealed the Masjid Intizaamiyas to make people aware on importance of keeping roads free from obstructions.