The Divisional Commissioner Kashmir, Pandurang K Pole Monday chaired a meeting of officials to review the status of cases pertaining to violations of sanctioned commercial building permissions in Srinagar city and the court directions thereof.

The meeting discussed various matters that are under consideration in court including sanctioned commercial building permissions in Srinagar, besides measures undertaken to curb illegal constructions and monitor work on sanctioned building permissions.

The Div Com directed the officers to adopt proper and effective mechanisms to keep vigil on illegal constructions and deviation to sanctioned building permissions.

He also stressed for taking concrete and sustainable steps to curb illegal constructions and violation of the Master Plan.

The Div Com appealed the general public to refrain from making illegal constructions which otherwise leads to unplanned haphazard growth of the city, choking of pedestrian space, encroachment on road sides and other issues become cause of great concern.

He directed the concerned authorities to check all the permissions issued, mostly that fall on road lines and road fronts are analysed and compared with on ground deviation from norms.

He further asked the SMC authorities to conduct site inspections to commercial buildings and check for parking facilities for customers and ensure there are proper sign boards and lighting facilities for the convenience of customers or visitors.

Among others the meeting was attended by Commissioner, Srinagar Municipal Corporation, Chief Town Planner, Secretary LAWDA and other concerned officers.