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Illegal construction goes unabated in Anantnag town, locals demand action

Illegal construction goes unabated in Anantnag town, locals demand action
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Officials say work stopped, structures to be dismantled

Anantnag: The illegal constructions are going unabated on the Arpat (Jhelum tributary) riverside in South Kashmir’s Anantnag district while the authorities are acting as mute spectators as no action is being taken against the violations.
The locals living adjacent to the place where illegal construction is going on here have demanded immediate action against these violators.
As per locals, the illegal construction work is going on the newly constructed Ashaji pora-Mehandi Kadal bypass, which runs parallel to the lone river of South Kashmir’s Anantnag town.
A two-storey building has been constructed while two more structures are about to be constructed as the basement for the same has been laid, the locals informed.
They sought the removal of illegal structures along the banks of the river, urging the Governor led administration to look into the matter and redress the genuine grievances of the people.
Executive Officer of Municipal Council, Shabir Ahmad confirmed that the illegal construction was going on in the area.
“The work has been stopped this afternoon and the concerned District Development Commissioner (DDC) has also taken cognizance of the incident,” he said.
He said that on DDC’s directions, they are going to dismantle these structures on Saturday.

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