Despite resistance, stone pelting LAWDA demolish illegal constructions

Srinagar, Oct 4 (UNI) Despite stiff resistance, including stone-pelting, the enforcement wing of the Lakes and Waterway Development Department (LAWDA) demolished four illegal constructions in the famed Dal Lake area in Srinagar, an official spokesman said. He said several officials of the LAWDA were injured due to stone pelting during the day-long demolishing drive on Saturday.

He said the enforcement wing of LAWDA demolished four illegal constructions including single storey, second storey and two plinths here.

The drive was conducted under the supervision of Enforcement Officer along with the team in various areas of the city including Lashkari Mohalla NFR, Kralsangri and Saida Kadal after illegal constructions were carried out taking undue advantage of the COVID-19 lockdown.

Despite heavy resistance followed by stone-pelting incident, the demolition of illegal constructions was carried out and the attack by the locals resulted in injury to various LAWDA officials at Lashkari Mohalla NFR.

Meanwhile, LAWDA shall continue the demolition drive with regard to unauthorized construction and will ensure that no construction without permission is allowed to take place.

Moreover, the Tipper and other Load carrier owners have been directed not to carry any type of illegal construction material in the prohibited area of Dal and Nigeen Lake without proper permission from the concerned agencies.

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