GUWAHATI, July 9 � The anti-encroachment drive by the Kamrup Metro district administration entered the tenth day today with new areas near Barsapara stadium coming under the drive as the authorities once more reiterated their determination to clear up all obstacles near major water-bodies of the city.
A senior district adminstration official said that eviction drive was continuing at seven points around four water-bodies � Bharalu river, Bahini river, Basistha river and Silsako Beel.
�We have started eviction from near the Barsapara stadium. Altogether seven points are being targeted during the drive currently,� he said.
Meanwhile, various structures in Dispur locality in the vicinity of the Bahini were also demolished today. A structure at Silsako used illegally for religious purpose without authorisation, was also demolished.
In the meantime, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation and magistrates carried out a drive in the Fancy Bazar locality to check compliance with the order issued last week to all commercial entities and offices to places dustbins and garbage bins outside their estalishments.
Over 130 shops were inspected by civic officials and around 20 of them were found to have not complied with the directive to place dustbins for collection and disposal of waste. Fine totalling around Rs 20,000 was imposed on such establishments.
Sources said more such drives would be carried out across the city in the days to come. The district administration and the GMC had last week asked shops, commercial establishments, offices and other institutions to place dustbins outside their premises on or before July 6.
Today the administration demolished 12 pucca houses and four kuccha houses, clearing 1.5 bighas of land along the Mora Bharalu.
Besides, 26 families�were evicted at Bahini, while 29 pucca houses, 38 kuccha houses and 26 boundary walls were cleared there.