1298 illegal constructions demolished near Dal Lake in Srinagar

Srinagar: The authority in Jammu and Kashmir that works for the development of lakes has demolished over twelve-hundred illegal residential houses and other structures near world famous Dal Lake in Srinagar.

The figure represents the anti-encroachment job done by the Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) till December last. The demolished structures were raised beyond 200 meters from the fringe of the Lake without permission.

FIRs have also been lodged against 72 defaulters whose constructions came up in the notified and green belt areas.

This information was revealed by the Minister for Law, Justice and Parliamentary Affairs, Mir Saifullah, on behalf of the Minister for Urban Development and Urban Local Bodies in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly on Saturday. The minister said this while replying to a question posed by legislator Mohammad Yasin Shah.

Mir said that all illegal constructions in the area would be demolished and that nobody would be allowed to construct buildings beyond the limit in the surroundings of this lake.