GUWAHATI, June 1 - The Kamrup Metro district administration today directed the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) to remove all encroachments from footpaths along the GS Road within 30 days.
�It has been observed by the district administration that the footpaths all along the GS Road are encroached by vendors, beggars, temples, temporary structures, construction materials, etc., which at times cause inconvenience to the pedestrians. Moreover, the vendors are also blocking the stormwater drains below the footpaths by throwing garbage into the drains which may lead to waterlogging in the area,� said an order issued by Dr M Angamuthu, Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro.
He said that if such encroachments are not cleared from the footpaths then it may cause threat to life and property of the public.
�Hence there is an immediate need for identification and removal of the encroachments so as to avoid further havoc and loss of life and property created by these encroachments,� said the DC.
The order to remove the encroachments has been given under the Disaster Management Act, 2005.
The GMC has also been directed to submit a compliance report in this regard.
Meat and fish shops: Meanwhile, the Kamrup Metro district administration has set up six teams consisting of officials from various departments for evicting all the unhygienic and unauthorised fish and meat shops from the GMC area with immediate effect
�It has been observed that a number of unhygienic and unauthorised fish and meat sellers operating in GMC area are posing instant health threat and in public interest it is of utmost importance to stop such activities immediately,� said an order issued by the district administration.
Each team consists of officials from the district administration, GMC, food safety department and police. The teams will start operation very soon.