Despite heavy snow SDA bulldozed illegal structures in Sonamarg

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By Fast Kashmir on 22/12/2017.

Despite heavy snow SDA bulldozed illegal structures in Sonamarg

By: Hadi Hidayat 

Ganderbal, Dec 22: Despite heavy Snowfal the enforcement wing of the Sonamarg Development Authority (SDA) conducted a demolition drive in famous tourist resort Sonamarg and removed some illegal hotel works/rooftop here in Central Kashmir District Ganderbal.

A demolition team comprising of SDA officials led by its field squad on the directions of Chief Executive Officer Shabir Ahmad Raina (KAS) appeared in Sonamarg area and in pursuance of Hon’ble high Court orders, SDA department raised the unauthorized Hotel work/rooftop to ground which they violating the rules of BOCA despite closing Srinagar Leh Highway and in Several feets of Snow in area, reports said.

“The team was led by SDA field squad along with Sonamarg police personnel who were supervised the entire operation and decided to lodge FIR against him.” the reports said.

Talking to this reporter a top SDA official said that the authority won’t tolerate any violation of the area. “We will take stern action against the violators who are constructing their structures illegally in Sonamarg or around the area.

He said “We have issued notices to many such violators and action would be taken against them which would involve violating Court orders,” SDA official said that the authority is also launching a forceful campaign to retrieve the land occupied at various places in and around the Sonamarg bowl.

We have asked them not to violate the government rules and there is not any permission to build illegal work or any other structures in Sonamarg area he added.

He added we send a strong signal to all in area that nobody should be allowed to go for any construction work, if violating again they will face massive demolition drive, we cannot be allow the construction work in Sonamarg area.