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Distt Admin Srinagar launches massive anti encroachment drive along historical water bodies

Dozen illegal commercial/ residential structures demolished along Khushaal Sar, Gilsar lake

 SRINAGAR, AUGUST 01: As part of the rejuvenation and restoration of historical lakes of Khushaal Sar, Gilsar, the District Administration Srinagar conducted a massive anti-encroachment drive along the banks of historical Water Circuit of Khushal Sar and Gilsar.

The anti-encroachment drive was launched on the directions of Deputy Commissioner Srinagar, Mohammad Aijaz Asad during which 4 shops, 3 residential houses and 5 boundary walls were demolished to retrieve state land.

The DC stated that the demolition drive will continue with more vigour in the future so that pristine glory of the historical water channel is restored in the larger public interest.

He reiterated his appeal to people to stop littering and throwing garbage into water bodies and refrain from encroachments in and along wetlands. He said all possible measures are being taken to restore the past glory of the water bodies.

Khushal Sar, Gilsar,  Anchaar Lake and Nalla e Amir Khan is being restored to not only enhance the scenic beauty and environment but also to act as a source of livelihood for the local population and to bring them back on the Tourism map.

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