DC Srinagar for restoration of original width of river Jehlum

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KL Report

SRINAGAR

In compliance with fresh directions of J&K High Court to remove all illegal structures along the river embankments, Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Dr. Farooq Ahmad Lone Thursday convened an officers meeting to get first hand appraisal from the concerned regarding the implementation of High Court directions to remove encroachments along the river Jehlum embankments.

According to a statement issued to KNS, Besides, ADC, Srinagar, SDM East and West, Deputy Director Information, the meeting was attended by officers of SMC, Revenue, Irrigation and Flood Control, Police, and other concerned officers.

The Deputy Commissioner was informed that the demarcation of encroachments along the bank of river Jehlum has been done and work of removal of the same is underway and number of illegal structures have already been demolished so far

The Deputy Commissioner stressed upon concerned officers to speed up the demolition of illegal structures and ensure all unauthorized structures on the embankments of River Jhelum embankments are removed. He asked them to ensure restoration of original width of River Jhelum. He directed intensifying the drive to remove all encroachments so that High Court directions are implemented in letter and spirit.

He also asked the concerned to organize all sorts of manpower and machinery for swift removal of encroachments across the full length of the river.

Meanwhile, the Deputy Commissioner also directed the officers to remove all the Russian Popular trees in the City well before the time so that people do not face any problem.

Regarding unauthorized coaching centers, the DC was informed that checking squads have sealed various coaching centers violating the norms. He directed taking necessary action against all such coaching centers who do not adhere guidelines of the government.

The DC also asked the concerned officers to ensure implementation of ban on use of polythene carry bags in Srinagar.

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