Srinagar: Agricultural land is under severe threat as the construction of illegal structures is going unabatedly in various areas especially in Palpora Noorbagh of Srinagar city, KDC reported on Monday.
More than 40 illegal structures have shown up in Palpora Noorbagh area of the city. The structures include shops, buildings, complexes etc.
The construction of these illegal structures has created a mess in the city and it is the common man who is made to suffer.
Mohammad Isaac, a resident of Palpora, while talking to KDC said, “Nobody is taking notice of the illegal activity happening in this part of the city; the agricultural land is under deep threat.”
“The side beds of the river have also been encroached. Every time there is rain, flood threat looms over our heads,” he said.
Not just this particular area, but many other wards in both uptown and downtown areas of the city have witnessed a surge in such illegal constructions.
There have been enormous complaints from the public in the past regarding the illegal constructions in other parts of the city. Many news stories in the past have also tried to highlight the issue but Srinagar Municipal Corporation (SMC) seems to be in deep slumber.
The citizens of this particular locality have requested Deputy Commissioner Srinagar and the newly appointed commissioner to investigate the matter on a priority basis and protect the unlawful conversion of agricultural land. (KDC)