GUWAHATI, July 18 � The Kamrup Metro district administration has warned of strict action against people who fail to remove illegal structures like slabs and walls over drains and streams at localities including Anil Nagar, Nabin Nagar, Tarun Nagar and Lachit Nagar.
Anybody found not complying with the directives will have to face legal relevant sections of the Disaster Management Act, 2005, official sources said.
The district administration has given two days to residents in these localities, which are among the most flood-prone areas in the city, to remove such constructions.
Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) of Kamrup Metro, along with Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) Commissioner and other senior officials visited many flood-prone localities of the city including Rajgarh Road bylane no. 6, Pub-Sarania, Zoo-Narengi Tiniali and Jonali and took stock of the cleaning operations of drains and sewerage systems.
The officials also took stock of the cleaning up of drains at Anil Nagar and of the Bahini river at Jonali in the RG Baruah Road.
Angamuthu also inspected the fencing work being erected along the Bharalu and Mora Bharalu.
Meanwhile, the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA) has also said that encroachment of water-bodies � Sarusola Beel, Borsola Beel, Deepor Beel and Bondajan � is an offence under the Guwahati Warerbodies (Preservation and Conservation) Act 2008 and Assam Land Grabbing (Prohibition) Act, 2012, and such encroachers are liable for eviction by the Circle Officer of Dispur Revenue Circle under the Assam Land Revenue Regulation.
In a notification, GMDA asked such encroachers to vacate such illegal occupation and remove unauthorized structures and warned that failure to do so would invite legal action.
Today, officials from the district administration and Pollution Control Board carried out inspections at Bamunimaidam and Chandmari localities and seized a large number of illegal polythene bags.
In the meantime, the anti-encroachment drive in the city completed 19 days today with many illegal constructions demolished along the Bahini river.