Eviction drive at Jorabat
DIMORIA, Aug 30: In an effort to reduce the severity of the recurring artificial flood at the Jorabat area, a team of Kamrup Metro district administration along with the officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) carried out an eviction drive on Thursday to clear a roadside drain from rampant encroachment.
Notably, the eviction drive was conducted following the directive issued by Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner Virendra Mittal, who has been receiving grievances and criticism from various quarters for his alleged delay in evicting the encroachers at Jorabat area. Recently, DC Mittal also formed a committee to investigate the causes of the disaster.
On Thursday, the eviction drive was conducted beneath the Jorabat flyover and Ambher area in which, along with 42 RCC structures, the approaches of Shyam Cock and SM Global Cock Pvt Ltd were demolished.
Moreover, the team also cleared the drain along the NH-37 and was dug up to 28 feet. Below the flyover, approximately an area of 200 meters and in Ambher area, 6 to 7 bighas of lands were freed from encroachment.
At the same time, measuring 4 kathas of land areas encroached by the SM Global Cock Pvt Ltd was also cleared. Notably, due to rampant encroachment on the drain, the water bearing capacity of the drain was reduced for which the residents had to face artificial flood. The team that comprises Additional Deputy Commissioners P Mahanta, N Pathak, PP Bora, R Konwar and Sonapur Circle Officer JY Choudhury will continue with the eviction drive.