Maharaja Bazar fire incident: Altaf Bukhari urges Municipality to issue permission of construction to victims | KNO

Maharaja Bazar fire incident: Altaf Bukhari urges Municipality to issue permission of construction to victims | KNO

Kashmir News Observer (KNO)

Srinagar, May 07 (KNO): Former Finance Minister, Syed Muhammad Altaf Bukhari has urged municipal authorities to issue permissions for reconstruction on priority bases for shopkeepers who were badly hit by fire in Maharaj bazar. 10 shops were gutted during a midnight blaze on Monday night at Maharaja Bazar Srinagar. Bukhari also called for an immediate assessment of losses suffered by the fire victims. "Municipal authorities should facilitate immediate issuance of permissions for reconstruction of the shops so that the fire hit families are able to resume their day-to-day business," Bukhari said in a statement issued to KNO. Bukhari said that many localities especially in Amirakadal constituency are not only congested but due to narrow lanes and by-lanes the fire department at times faces immense difficulties in controlling such catastrophic mishaps. “I appeal people to take all precautions in order to save precious lives and properties from such menacing tragedies in future,” the former minister appealed. (KNO)