JORABAT, Aug 31 - In a bid to clear encroachment over land meant for a drain, the Kamrup Metropolitan district administration carried out its eviction drive for the second day today in 12th Mile area near Jorabat.
Today�s drive was mostly related to digging of the drain to increase its water-bearing capacity to mitigate the impact of flash floods. The drive is expected to continue for a few more days.
Meanwhile, a moderate downpour today inundated the National Highway-37 in Jorabat affecting the residents, passersby and business establishments for a while.
Dibyajyoti Medhi, general secretary of the Kamrup Metro unit of AASU, said there was a need to construct a concrete drain and urged the authorities to clear the drain as per the map available with the department.