GUWAHATI, July 10 � Continuing with its anti-encroachment drive for the eleventh consecutive day today, the Kamrup Metro district administration cleared a number of illegal dwellings and other structures in and around the major water-bodies of the city.
A senior official said during today�s drive at Bormotoria locality near Bahini River three pucca houses and 13 boundary walls were demolished and land of around three bighas cleared.
At the vicinity of Mora Bharalu, 22 shops were evicted and around 350 metres of land was covered by the drive.
Simultaneously, 38 residential houses, including 22 pucca houses, along with a number of boundary walls spread over one km length were evicted and around eight bighas of land cleared along the Basistha River.
Meanwhile, the Guwahati Municipal Corporation has requested the Kamakhya Debuttar Board to take steps to make the Kamakhya Temple and nearby areas free of plastic and help in enforcement of the rules under which use of plastic below 40 micron thickness in the areas under the GMC areas have been banned by the State government, said the official.
He added that the district administration has also intensified self-awareness programmes in the 366 landslide-prone areas situated at 19 hillocks in the city. The administration had earlier taken on board 10 NGOs to spread awareness about the dangers posed in these localities during the monsoon season.