GUWAHATI, July 4 � The drive to evict illegal dwellers from in and around major water-bodies in the city by the Kamrup Metro district administration continued for the fifth consecutive day today.
A large number of illegal structures were demolished along the Bharalu River and Silsako Beel during the drive which took place throughout the day amid heavy security bandobast.
Around half-a-dozen excavators, besides many municipal workers, were used for the drive to clear the encroachments, senior district administration officials said.
At Silsako Beel, three pucca houses, 43 kutcha houses and 24 boundary walls were demolished. Around eight bighas of land area was cleared of encroachment there during today�s drive.
At Bharalu River, the administration demolished 26 pucca houses and cleared over 3.5 bighas of land today.
Officials said the eviction drive will continue in the days to come and will, in fact, be intensified.
Meanwhile, at a meeting attended by Councillors of the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC), along with senior district administration, GMC and GMDA officials at the DC office here today, Kamrup Metro Deputy Commissioner (in-charge) Dr M Angamuthu spoke about the ongoing eviction drive and urged the elected Councilors to sensitize the people about the issue.