Minister for Roads and Buildings, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari on Sunday directed officials to remove encroachments from roads in the summer capital to ensure smooth flow of vehicular movement.
The minister was taking stock of macadamization in Lasjan and Sanatnagar areas of Amirakadal constituency today.
Bukhari said the roads are meant for public and vehicular movement and instructed Chief Engineer R&B to start a special drive for removing all encroachments on roads in the area and other parts of the city. "Road encroachment is the major cause of traffic jamming in the city. I direct the engineers to be tough against those encroaching roads," Bukhari said.
The Minister inspected the corridor identified for laying 18 inch dia water pipe over Lasjan bridge at Bypass and ordered for immediate execution of the work so that water from Tangnar water supply scheme is directed to the population of Srinagar city including its uptown areas.
The Minister also inspected the macadamization work in Sanatnagar area and appreciated the engineers for the good job. He asked concerned engineers to develop interior links besides constructing drains in the area.