GUWAHATI, Jan 24 - The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) today carried out an anti-encroachment drive near the Guwahati Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) here.
The drive targeted fish, meat and vegetable sellers who had illegally encroached on public space, including footpaths, near the GMCH. Around 35-40 traders, who were doing business in the area illegally, were evicted during the drive, officials said.
The action was undertaken following complaints from locals as well as people who come to the GMCH for treatment. Some of the encroachers, mainly women traders, protested the GMC�s action, but the police was able to disperse the protestors.
There have been complaints that country-made liquor used to be sold in the area during the evening hours and some of the traders, who had encroached on public space, were involved in it.
Besides, leftovers of fish and other items were also reportedly dumped along the roads and footpaths by the encroachers, thus leading to concern of hygiene.