GUWAHATI, July 6 � The Kamrup Metro district administration today further intensified its anti-encroachment drive in and around water-bodies of the city, demolishing numerous illegal structures and clearing debris to allow free flow of rainwater to rivers and beels.
Senior district administration officials said that besides the regular locations of Bharalu River, Silsako Beel and Basistha River, a major exercise was also undertaken to clear up the Pamohi River.
�Today an approximately 1,000-metre length of the Pamohi River was cleaned and cleared up manually and also by use of budge-mounted excavators in the downstream,� said an official.
Meanwhile, along the Basistha River today, a total of 212 kuccha houses, four RCC houses and 10 other structures were demolished. These were spread across an area 1.5 km in length. Overall, five bighas of land were cleared up there today.
The drive continued throughout the day and was carried out with heavy security presence to prevent any untoward incidents.
Officials said 23 boundary walls, one RCC structure, 19 bathrooms and toilets were cleared on both banks of the Bharalu River today. Government land of around two bighas was cleared of eviction.
Around the Silsako Beel, the administration demolished 18 pucca houses, 14 kuccha houses and 26 boundary walls and cleared up around 20 bighas of land.
In the meantime, the district administration also said that it has decided to provide temporary accommodation for people who have lost their houses in the ongoing eviction drive, which entered the seventh day today.