SRINAGAR: The Lakes and Waterways Authority (LAWDA) has installed CCTV cameras at various checkpoints to curb illegal ferrying of construction material, encroachment and to monitor de-weeding process in and around the iconic Dal Lake.
The Vice chairman LAWDA Dr. Bashir Ahmad Bhat said that they have completed the installation of 5- CCTV cameras at vital points and rest will be completed in the near future. He said the violators who take the advantage of current lockdown (Covid-19) and indulged in illegal constructions appropriate action will be initiated against the violators.
The VC also said that there is a need for adopting proper procedures for conservation and management of Dal and Nigeen Lakes.
LAWDA has been mandated to take various measures in its jurisdiction to monitor the de-weeding operations of the Dal/Nageen lake and to have a check on illegal constructions. As a sequel to the same CCTVs cameras are being installed at various locations to have an extended monitoring system.
Besides, CCTV will also help to monitor manual de-weeding/ extraction of lilies and other activities being carried out in and around Lake in which hundreds of workers have been deployed for carrying out the work.
Besides proper control rooms are also being established to monitor and supervise the manual and mechanical de-weeding operations properly.
Meanwhile, the people living in LAWDA jurisdiction are asked not to indulge in any sort of illegal construction activities or illegal ferrying of construction material in the restricted areas without proper permission. (GNS)