SILCHAR, Oct 16 - Following the orders of the Gauhati High Court, the Cachar district administration together with Silchar Municipality Board and Cachar police is all set for eviction of the land surrounding the canals of the city, major chunks of which have been encroached by dwellers.
NN Tagore, chairperson of the local civic board, said that beside the three government wings, other departments, including Water Resources, PHE, BSNL, APDCL and the District Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), Cachar, are also involved in the eviction which will begin from October 18 from 11 am onwards.
�We are following the orders of the Gauhati High Court and the eviction process to clear the encroached land on both sides of Rangirkhal, Longaikhal and Shingirkhal will start from the IndusInd Bank point at Rangirkhari and proceed towards the western parts till College Road. The drive shall be conducted in phases,� Tagore said.
He added that already notices have been served on behalf of the civic board through newspapers to the people who have illegally encroached portions of the land alongside the canals to vacate the Government land. �As chairperson of the Silchar Municipal Board, it is my duty to give the people an opportunity to clear the encroached area beforehand,� Tagore said.
In reply to a question on the allotment of land to traders, particularly at College Road, Tagore said that the civic board had allotted six feet land but some traders have extended the area up to 10 feet. The 10 feet area shall be freed, Tagore added.