PULWAMA — Under a demolition drive by Municipal Committee Pulwama in Pulwama town, few bridges and ladders were demolished a few days before after which the waste debris is lying scattered that is irking shopkeepers, customers and pedestrians.

Shopkeepers said that the demolition drive was started over a dispute between shopkeepers and one complex owner. As the complex owners tried to erect new stairs, the shopkeepers around started objecting to the owner.

They said after a demolition drive was started by Municipal Committee Pulwama, the footbridges along with new stairs were demolished.

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The shopkeepers alleged that the district administration has not lifted the debris of the demolished footbridges and newly erected stairs from the spot.

Jahangeer Ahmad, a shopkeeper, said the footbridges were constructed before a decade for the utility of common people and not for any personal use by any individual.

They requested the administration to look into the matter and construct footbridges meant for the public and don’t allow anyone to raise anything for personal means.

Deputy Commissioner Pulwama, Baseer-Ul-Haq said that waste debris will be lifted from the spot within a couple of days.

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“No illegal construction is being allowed anywhere in Pulwama district and structures allowed as per law are being allowed to be constructed,” he said.

He said that whatever will be the demand of the general public, it will be looked into and allowed to be constructed after taking care of all parameters. “Wherever need arises, I will personally visit the spot and take any decision as per law,” the DC Pulwama said.

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