Srinagar, Feb 29, CNS: Continuing its anti-encroachment drive, the Enforcement wing of the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) Monday demolished 20 illegal structures in Jogi Lankar and Tangbagh area of Rainwari Srinagar. Tehsildar Khanyar Abdul Rashid Bhat supervised the demolition drive.
Bhat told CNS that the demolition drive will continue with full vigor to remove all the illegal structures including palatial huts that have come up along the non-permissible zone in the catchment area of Dal Lake.
He said the encroachments are being removed in pursuance to the directions of Divisional Commissioner, which has called for removal of all the illegal structures from the area.
He added that legal action was also initiated against the owners of houses and other structures which have come up in violation of the Master Plan. “Some people with vested interests had encroached a waterways canal by raising sheds and other structures in Tangbagh and Jogi Lankar area of Rainawari. These structures were demolished on Monday,” he said and appealed LAWDA to act as a watch dog so that people don’t encroach water canals in future. (CNS)