Despite High Court ban, Chairman BOCA holds meeting for construction permissions in Sonmarg
By: Sofi Ayaz VOV
Despite a ban by the High Court on the construction in Sonmarg health resort on 29 November 2022 Chairman of BOCA, Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal held a meeting and took some decisions regarding the construction and repairs of many buildings.
After only one day Chief Town Planner of Kashmir had written a letter to CEO Sonmarg Development Authority who is the member secretary of BOCA to put on hold all the decisions taken on 29 November 2022, similarly after the objection CEO Sonmarg Development Authority has written a letter to Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal asking for the decisions to be kept on hold taken only one day earlier.
He has said in his letter that it will not be advisable for him to take any further action in this matter unless the objections raised were not addressed.
Deputy Commissioner Ganderbal as the Chairman of BOCA on 29 November 2022 has held a meeting while objections have been raised by the Chief Town Planner of Kashmir and by the Department of Ecology and Environment.
Both Directors of Ecology and Environment along with Chief Town Planner of Kashmir were not present in the meeting held on 29 November 2022.
J&K High Court has already put a ban on all the contractions in the Sonmarg health resort and the meeting held on 29 November 2022 has raised lot of questions and there has been lot of controversy created after the CEO Sonmarg Development Authority has also raised objections to the decisions taken in the BOCA meeting.