BDA-BMC-GA demolition drive continues

Reported by Santosh Jagdev
Bhubaneswar, Aug 27:

Continuing their joint eviction drive, teams comprising departments of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), General Administration (GA) and Drainage Division Bhubaneswar today removed several illegal structures built over drain number-6 that extends from the railway line to the Badagada Canal Road under Laxmisagar police limits.

DemolitionThe demolitions were necessary for the widening of the drain to a width of 20 feet.

The Liasioning Officer of BDA Subhransu Sekhar Mohanty said the widening of  the drain-6 is under the BDA master plan and the decision for the eviction was taken in a City Enforcement Monitoring Committee (CEMC) headed by the BDA vice-chairman Dr Krishan Kumar.

“We had made a mike announcement yesterday to evict the illegal structure,” he said.

The eviction programme was carried out at the Telenga Basti of Goutam Nagar and Champa Pokhari Basti where 16 houses and two cabins and 12 houses were demolished respectively.

The demolition drive was conducted by Enforcement Officer, BDA, Debaprasad Dash, Asst. Commissioner (Recovery), BMC and other representatives of GA and Drainage Division. The zonal ACP Nimai Charan Sethi along with IIC Laxmisagar police station Rajat Kumar Ray with three platoons of police force were also present at site to maintain law and order during the demolition drive.

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