Srinagar: Unauthorized constructions are flourishing right under the nose of authorities at Noorani Colony, Padhshahi Bagh, residents of the area have alleged.
A delegation of residents approached Kashmir Reporter and alleged that blue eyed persons with patronage are brazenly engaging in unauthorized construction causing great inconvenience to residents of the area. A resident wishing anonymity said, “We tried to request the house owner to stop construction, but he dared us to approach any authority and threatened us with dire consequences. We tried to request the Ward officer too but he turned a deaf ear towards our complaints.”
However, the ward officer of Mehjoor Nagar, Niyaz Ahmad Gabru refused the allegation and said “The matter is sub-judice and I have instructed my staff not to allow any construction at all. The building had come up before my tenure, but we have taken steps to halt construction.”
The residents appealed to Mayor of Srinagar and Commissioner SMC to take note of the unauthorized constructions in the area and also sought strict action against SMC officials of the ward.