SMC Receives 1210 Building Permission Applications Within A Year, 834 Granted

SRINAGAR: Srinagar Municipal Corporation received 1210 applications for building permission since the Joint Commissioner Planning Ghulam Hasan Mir assumed charge on 17 February 2020.

The official data which is in possession of news agency Kashmir News Trust reveals that out of these 1210 applications, permission has been granted to 834 applicants while 39 applications have been rejected on ‘strong’ grounds.

The data reveals that 23 building permission applications have been referred to LAWDA as they fall under their jurisdiction.

The data reveals that 896 cases have been disposed off by the Joint Commissioner Planning with 74% performance despite the Covid-19 related lockdown.

Joint Commissioner Planning Ghulam Hasan Mir is the eye of the storm with Srinagar Mayor and some Corporators are demanding that he should be repatriated to his parent department.

The official data also belies the claims made by some Corporators that only 2 to 4 building permissions have been issued since Mir assumed the charge in Srinagar Municipal Corporation. Corporators made these claims while discussing the resolution against Mir on 29 May.

Official data further reveals those 314 cases of building permissions are still pending, but the data shows that such cases are pending because of the multiple reasons. In some cases, applicants have not deposited the fee while some cases are pending due to court disputes. (KNT)

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