Promises Strict Action and Relief for Affected Residents
Sopore, Nov. 24 : In a bid to address the rampant issue of illegal sand and soil mining in Sopore, the administration, under the leadership of Additional Deputy Commissioner Shabir Ahmad Raina, has taken a significant step forward.
Sources close to the ADC office revealed to News Agency Kashmir Scroll that during a meeting today, ADC Raina instructed the DMO Baramulla Sarfaraz Ahmad to take rigorous measures against those responsible for depleting natural resources. The ADC emphasized the need for penalties against individuals engaged in these unlawful activities.
Meanwhile, speaking to News Agency Kashmir Scroll ADC Raina affirmed that stringent action would be taken against violators, in accordance with relevant legal provisions. He mentioned that the office has already gathered evidence, and teams have been deployed to take action against offenders, including those involved in the sand mafia.
ADC Raina further informed that spot visits would be conducted to areas where illegal practices are prevalent, with the aim of imposing a blanket ban to preserve resources and provide relief to affected residents.
Meanwhile, concerned students expressed their grievances while talking to News Agency Kashmir Scroll about the inconvenience caused by dust resulting from tipper trucks operating without proper covers. They urged DC Baramulla and ADC Sopore to intervene and address the escalating issue that hampers not only students but the entire local population.
Meanwhile groups of locals in the Seer Road area have expressed serious concern while talking to News Agency Kashmir Scroll about the dust and deteriorating condition of the road due to the continuous movement of tippers.
They have appealed to ADC Sopore to address this issue as it poses a risk of diseases and threatens their well-being.
Transporters in the locality have also raised their voices, stating that they are forced to take to the streets due to the inconvenience caused by the movement of tippers.
They mentioned that crossing the bypass has become time-consuming, especially during working hours when students, teachers, and employees need to reach their colleges and workplaces.
The continuous movement of tippers has become a matter of concern, and they too appeal to ADC Sopore to take immediate action.
Meanwhile, sources revealed to news agency Kashmir Scroll that illegal sand and soil mining is rampant in various areas of Sopore, raising questions about the awareness and actions of law enforcement agencies. (KS)