GUWAHATI, July 23 � After a gap of two days, the Kamrup Metro district administration today resumed the anti-encroachment drive in the city with renewed vigour that witnessed demolition of an illegal two-storey commercial building at Noonmati.
Officials said 5,000 square feet two-storey structure at Sunsali in Noonmati was also encroaching on drains which had in past led to water-logging during rains as the outlet to the Brahmaputra River was blocked.
In addition, around 30 slabs illegally constructed above drains in the locality were also demolished.
From tomorrow, drains in the Noonmati area are to be cleared of blockages.
The drive comes a day after Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Dr M Angamuthu conducted an inspection of Noonmati area along with senior district administration officials and inspected the drains and other infrastructure there.
Angamuthu visited Nepali Chowk, Salbari, Gopal Nagar, Madhabnagar, Sunsali and Beelpar, among other localities in Noonmati.
He interacted with locals and exchanged views regarding the drainage and sanitation system in the localities.
Angamuthu said that PWD has been directed to ensure that blockages from drains in the area are removed immediately so that rain-water can find a direct outlet to the Brahmaputra River.
He added that revenue officers have been directed to ensure that there is no encroachment in the localities.
Officials said Angamuthu will tomorrow conduct an inspection of Anil Nagar where the administration had last week started clearing of drains and streams.
Meanwhile, a meeting was held under the chairmanship of Dr Angamuthu at the DC office here where issues related to prevention of Japanese encephalitis were discussed.
The DC (in-charge) directed Health department officials to take steps for prevention of the spread of JE in the district.
Two centres have been opened at the Azara and Sonapur PHCs by the Health department to provide vaccination against JE.
Angamuthu instructed officials to properly monitor the work of the health workers.