Band-Saw Mills Encroach Lanes, By Lanes in Rambagh Area, Make People Suffer



In an era when industries are prohibited to operate from human inhibited areas, something otherwise happens in Kashmir. And when vital construction works come as a hurdle, for some time in connectivity, alternate routes are used, however, such is not the case in Srinagar.

The busy Lal Chowk-Barzulla road could have witnessed some sort of ease from traffic jams due to the on-going work on vital Lal Chowk-Natipora flyover but that has faced a hurdle.

People from Rambagh’s Zum Zum colony assert that the traffic coming from Lal Chowk could have been diverted through the road passing through this colony easing the traffic jams on the road.

These days ERA is busy on ‘pile works’ in main Rambagh chowk which connects, Lal Chowk, Barzulla and Chanapora.

However, they alleged, “there are two band-saw mills in Zum Zum colony which have literally encroached the lanes and by-lanes of our colony.”

The residents said, “the people running these band-saw are in a habit of putting big logs and other material on the lanes which has resulted in shrinking road space of the colony.” “We are not able to move and it is impossible to sneak out of homes in dark.”

The residents demanded action against the two band-saw mills saying the problem is gets murkier in winters.

More so, the resident said, “it is not understood how are these mills operating in human inhabited area like ours.” “It is totally prohibited and our local administration seems sleeping on the issue as the air quality has gone down while huge noise is created during the day.”

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