Srinagar, Dec 11: Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) Tuesday demolished 28 years old three bunkers in the heart of Kashmir capital Srinagar.
SMC acted after local Dastageer Sahab (RA) Shrine Auqaf Committee claimed that the places occupied by troopers are their property.
These bunkers had been erected at the end of Amira Kadal Bridge way back in 1990’s when militancy was at it’s peak.
During Omar Abdullah’s Government, many static bunkers had been removed in public places in Srinagar. “We had urged upon SMC to remove these three bunkers long ago but the new Mayor acted upon our plea and got the job done,” said a member of Dastageer Sahab (RA) Shrine Auqaf Committee.
“All three bunkers at the end of Amira Kadal Bridge (towards HSH Street) have been demolished and the land cleared. Will be developed as a Park by SMC now and maintained in coordination with the local Dastageer Sahab (RA) Shrine Auqaf Committee. Well done!,” tweeted SMC Mayor Junaid Azim Matoo.
His tweet was liked and retweeted by People’s Conference Chairman Sajad Gani Lone with a caption ‘super’