Srinagar, June 19, KDC: Srinagar Municipal Corporation has clarified that a commercial building that was sealed last month had come up illegally and even the owner had not bothered to apply for the building permission.
A section of media carried the reports that the owner had applied for permission but the file has been misplaced
An official from SMC said that the reply sought in this regard under Right to Information Act clearly shows that the owner of the building had not applied for the building permission. So the statements made by the owner in this regard effect are totally baseless and far from truth, just to defame the SMC authorities.
Pertinently, in the last week of May, Commissioner Srinagar Municipal Corporation had sealed a three-storey commercial building in Kursoo Rajbagh area of Srinagar city.
The commercial structure is owned by one Farooq Ahmed Dar. Commissioner SMC had ordered the sealing of the structure after taking cognizance of the report filed by concerned Ward Officer that the building is coming up without any permission and the owner is continuously violating court directions and besides being raised without leaving setbacks of SMC and BOCA and also not adhering to the rules governing construction and obtaining prior permission
The Ward Officer had reported that the structure in question has been raised without permission.
The building was sealed and put under the ‘Superdari’ with the Station House Officer Police Station Rajbagh and Ward Officer, Ward number 30. (KDC)