Anti Encroachment drives to be conducted on regular basis, Mayor SMC

Directed officials to ensure smooth traffic, pedestrian's movement

Srinagar February 24:(KNS)  In order to ensure hassle free public/pedestrian movement in Srinagar city, Srinagar Municpal Corporation today conducted an extensive  anti encroachment drive in several  areas.

Mayor Srinagar Mr Junaid Azim Mattu recently in a meeting passed on various directives with regard to launching of constant  and sustainable anti  encroachment drives in the city.

He said that anti encroachment wing has to rigourously conduct these  drives on regular basis  with a   police assistance of the concerned jurisdictions   so that all buisseness establishments/shopkeepers/vendors will desist from exhibiting their goods and articles outside their shops and on public spaces.

Acting promptly on the directions of  Mayor , An extensive Anti Encroachment drive was today initiated in the city.

The drive headed by  Chief Anti  encroachment Officer  was conducted in  Eidgah, Safa Kadal, Saiki daafer, Karan Nagar, Kaksarai and other adjoining areas. 

The Anti encroachment squad cleared the encroachments done by shopkeepers and street vendors in these  areas.

All the goods and displaying items outside the shops hindering the public space were seized on spot.

Similarly vendors/ Raidiwalla's were dispersed by the the officials of Anti encroachment squad during the drive.

They have been directed not to occupy footpaths or any public spaces.

All those defaulters whose goods have been seized will legally follow the procedure to  approach the Competent Authority  in SMC for release of their goods,with a fine being  imposed on them for occupying space illegally and creating obstructions in smooth flow of traffic and walker's movement.

Commissioner SMC Mr Gazanfar Ali who has taken review on todays anti encroachment drives  will personally monitor the entire exercise.

He has passed on directions to the  concerned officials  that these drives has to be  continued  in every part of the city and no street vendor or shop keeper will be allowed to encroach upon public space or create hurdles in traffic movement.

Their goods shall be seized on spot with a  fine recovered as a penalty  from the violators said Mr Ali.(KNS)

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