DIBRUGARH, May 9 - More than twenty shops and other structures were demolished today along the road side from Lachitnagar to Boiragimoth via Gandhinagar as part of the eviction cum drain cleaning drive by the local administration and the municipal authorities in collaboration with the police. Widespread encroachments of drains, footpaths and roadsides is happening with impunity here, and today�s eviction drive is being appreciated by citizens as a right move.
Thousands of people, mostly outsiders and many suspected illegal foreigners, have encroached upon the road side areas and also the drain to build houses to run petty businesses. Several people had lodged complaint with the administration about the illegal encroachments earlier. The eviction drive led by executive magistrate Nandita Baruah pulled down as many as twenty structures.