No commercial activity to be allowed in residential zones, Violators to face sealing.. Mayor SMC

Focus on proper usage of Building Permissions by the applicants, permissions to be checked

Focus on proper usage of Building Permissions by the applicants, permissions to be checked


Srinagar December 28 (KNS): Mayor Mr. Junaid Azim Mattu today chaired meeting with senior officers of the Srinagar Municipal Corporation regarding operation of commercial activities in residential areas.

In a statement issued to KNS, Besides Commissioner SMC Mr Gazanfar Ali , Joint Commisssioner Adm,Joint Commissioner Planning, Secretary SMC ,Chief Enforcement Officer , Assistant Town Planning wing and other officials were present in the meeting.

Mr Mattu who reviewed status of issuance of Building permission issued several directives in the occassion.

He said any establishment operating within SMC limits without the relevant and authorised building usage permission will be found in violation of Building regulation and Master plan in vogue .

However all such structures shall be sealed down with immediate effect said Mayor Srinagar.

Directions were also passed to the concerned to go for inspection of city zone Wise, therefore covering all the establishments as to check the status of building permissions of these structures / establishments in which commercial activities are going on.

In this regard the concerned has been directed to prepare list of structures area wise where any sort of commercial activities are going and also to check the nature of building permissions simultaneously .

No commercial activities will be allowed in residential areas, people strictly have to follow the authorised usage of building permissions said Mayor SMC.

It has been found that the applicants apply for for repairs of residential houses or go for the guest house permissions and later convert thier strucutres fully into commercial use .

This practice needs to be stopped and the applicant will only be allowed to operate with the building activities as per nature of building Permissions .

As per the Municipal act 2000 and master plan 2035 , an applicant strictly has to follow the nature of permission permissible under the various categories including Residential, Commercial, Mix use etc further stressed Mayor SMC.(KNS) 

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