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Eviction drive continues around Deepor Beel

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  20 March 2017 12:00 AM GMT

GUWAHATI, March 19: The Kamrup Metro district administration on the second day on Sunday continued eviction drive in and around the Deepor Beel here.
The drive, which is expected to continue during the coming days, has been launched with a view to allowing smooth flow of flood water from the city to the two major water–bodies, officials said.
During today’s drive, which was led by ADC Prashanta Pratim Kathkotia, several high walls constructed on 25 plots near APRO at Jalukbari, were demolished. The wall constructed around a tank was also demolished in the area.
District administration official said evictions were also carried out against the encroachment on both side of tiol Highway 37 from Azara Air Force office to VIP–Kahikuchi. During the eviction at this stretch, a building constructed illegally at VIP Chowk and part of a building constructed on government land at Milan gar at Kahikuchi on the city outskirts were demolished. During the drive, ten houses and several boundary walls were also demolished.
The drive was led by Khytish Pegu, Additiol DC of Kamrup Metro. Officials from Guwahati and Azara Circle offices, forest and police departments also took part in it.
On the other hand, the Circle Officer of Dispur Revenue Circle, Ranjit Konwar has instructed the authorities of a temple and a gurudwar to demolish the structures within three days, which were erected on Government land at Basistha Chariali.
Earlier, several illegal structures were dismantled and the drain running along NH 37 was also dug up to allow rainwater to flow out faster. The administration also started the cleaning and beautification work of tiol Highway 37 from Jalukbari to Khapara. It may be mentioned that some encroachment and loose soil dumped over the tural channels of water in Deepor Beel that have blocked the flow came to light during a visit of Kamrup (M) DC Angamuthu on Thursday. The blockade could flood the adjoining tiol highway as well as the city during the monsoon, the team felt. In this context, the deputy commissioner ordered the officials of departments concerned to take stern action.

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