Divisional Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan Saturday ordered to stop construction at Friends Enclave that was being carried on in violation of a government circular.
In a communiqué to Deputy Commissioner Budgam and Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation, the Divisional Commissioner asked them to take immediate steps to stop the construction work inside the Friends Enclave near Srinagar International Airport Humhama.
In a communication to them under no Div/PS/Misc/2016/1271-74 dated 12.11.2016, the Divisional Commissioner directed them to sent the teams to the spot and seize the material and also arrest the violators.
Consequently DC Budgam Mir Altaf Ahmad arrived on the spot and got the work stopped besides asking the concerned SHO to arrest the people who were indulging in the violation. The Divisional Commissioner also put in abeyance an order issued by SMC giving permission for the construction. "The Municipal authorities had also violated the government circular banning the construction in the area."
Pertinently, the construction has been banned within the 100 metres of the vicinity of the Airport by Deputy Commissioner Budgam in 2011. Meanwhile, Friend Enclave Cooperative Society has hailed the steps taken by Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner and appreciated them for initiating action against those violating the law.