GUWAHATI, July 13 � The anti-encroachment drive undertaken by the Kamrup Metro district administration to clear blockages hindering the flow of rainwater to major water bodies in the city completed a fortnight today with the authorities clearing a number of illegal structures at National Highway 37 and other places.
Senior district administration officials told The Assam Tribune that over 3,500 metre length of drains was cleared along the NH 37 near the city. �Besides, we have also demolished 17 shops along the boundary of the ISBT. All of them had been set up illegally,� an official said.
Besides, a drive was also carried out from Tripura Road to Nidhi Bhavan along the highway. A total of 25 shops, two concrete houses, five boundary walls and many other bamboo walls were cleared in the drive.
The district administration has since yesterday expanded the drive to NH 37 and plans are afoot to clear encroachments from Khanapara to Jalukbari.