Early Times Report
Srinagar, May 10: As government informed that revised draft Master Plan of Srinagar-2035 for the local area of 766 square kilometers has been notified, amicus curie on Friday said the authorities can go ahead against illegal constructions which have come up in violation of building permission laws.
A division bench of the High Court was informed that SRO-160 has been issued and according to it the Town Planning Organization, Kashmir, on behalf of the Srinagar Development Authority, prepared the revised draft Master Plan of Srinagar-2035 for the local area of 766 Sq. Kilometers, which includes the extended areas as notified by the Government in terms section 10 (1) of Jammu and Kashmir Development Act, 1970.
The Government said that vide order No. 226-HUD of 2017 dated: 09.11.2017 it constituted an Evaluation Committee for the scrutiny of suggestions and objections received from general public, stake holders and public representatives.
A Sub-Committee was framed by the Chairman of the Evaluation Committee, on 06.12.2017, to examine the suggestions and objections for its further deliberation by the Evaluation Committee, the court was told. The Sub-Committee, after detailed exercise, submitted its report to the Evaluation Committee on 28.08.2018
On the Evaluation Committee, after scrutinizing the suggestions and objections received from general public and all stakeholders, including report of Sub-Committee, furnished its recommendations for their incorporation in the final Master Plan of Srinagar-2035 on 22.10.2018
The Government, after having examined the draft Master Plan of Srinagar and recommendations submitted by the Evaluation Committee approved the draft Master Plan of Srinagar-2035, along with recommendations of the Committee with modifications vide State Administrative Council (SAC) Decision No. : 40/5/2019 dated: 13-02-2019.
The Government thereafter notified that Master Plan -2035 of Srinagar Metropolitan Region and it came into operation from the date of the issuance in March this year.
Senior advocate Rajan, amicus curie, submitted that the authorities can go ahead now against illegal constructions which have come up in violation of building permission laws.