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LAWDA’s to monitor de-weeding, illegal ferrying of construction material in Dal Lake

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Srinagar: The Lakes and Waterways Development Authority (LAWDA) has installed CCTV cameras at various checkpoints to curb illegal ferrying of construction material, encroachment and to monitor de-weeding process in and around the iconic Dal Lake.

The Vice-Chairman LAWDA Dr. Bashir Ahmad Bhat said that they have completed the installation of 5- CCTV cameras at vital points and rest will be completed in the near future. He said appropriate action will be initiated against the violators who take the advantage of current lockdown (Covid-19) and indulge in illegal constructions.

The VC also said that there is a need for adopting proper procedures for conservation and management  of Dal and Nigeen lakes.

LAWDA has been mandated to take various measures in its jurisdiction to monitor the de-weeding operations of the Dal/Nageen lakes and to have a check on illegal constructions.  As a sequel to the same, CCTVs cameras are being installed at various locations to have an extended monitoring system.

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