SCB hosp expansion: Eviction drive begins in Odisha’s Cuttack

Cuttack: Eviction drive for expansion of SCB Medical College and Hospital here began today in Odisha’s Cuttack city in the presence concerned officials and police.

On day one, razing of shops located on both sides of road from Jobra barrage to Malgodown police station and Forest office lane was carried out. Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) Commissioner Ananya Das, Additional Collector Rabi Narayan Mishra and other officials of the local administration were present during the drive.

As per the rehabilitation and resettlement (R&R) package for persons and families to be displaced due to the project, the government will provide financial assistance of Rs one lakh each to vendors and fish sellers registered under CMC for their relocation. The authorities will allot places to the street vendors in CMC vending zone on priority basis and bear transport expenses of the affected shopkeepers by providing Rs one lakh in two installments.

The first installment will be paid before the owner vacates the shop and second payment will be made after it is vacated. For unauthorised shops, the Government will pay Rs 30,000 to the affected owners and the street vendors will receive Rs 20,000 each for relocation.

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