The Kamrup Metropolitan District Administration have been carrying out a massive eviction drive in the Jorabat area to clear a roadside drain from Thursday.
Under the direction of the Deputy Commissioner, Kamrup (M) Virendra Mittal, A team of district administration comprising of Additional Deputy Commissioners P Mahanta, N Pathak, P P Bora and R Knowar, Circle Officer of Sonapur Revenue Circle J Y Choudhury with the officials of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI) carried out the eviction drive against the illegal encroachment on the land of the drain.
The eviction drive took place beneath the Jorabat flyover and Ambher area.Many shops and establishments that were build over the drain that flows from Jorabat to Byrnihat are also being evicted.
42 RCC structure the approach of Shyam Cock and S M Global Cock Pvt Ltd were demolished and the drain parallel to the NH 37 was also cleared and dug up to 28 feet.
Beneath the over bridge approximately an area of 200 meters and in Ambher area six to seven bighas of lands are made encroachment free.
It is worth mentioning that S M Global Cock Pvt Ltd who encroached around four kathas of land illegally was also cleared.
Due to the encroachment on the drain the water bearing capacity of the drain was decreased that has been creating artificial flood in the region.
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