GUWAHATI, July 5 � The Kamrup Metro district administration today expanded its eviction drive in the city to encroachments along the Basistha River.
�Two teams from the administration carried out an anti-encroachment drive in the vicinity of the Basistha River. One team undertook the exercise at one point of the river and the other at Pamohi,� Kamrup Metro Additional Deputy Commissioner Dhrubajyoti Das told The Assam Tribune.
A total of 14 pucca houses, 218 kuccha houses and a boundary wall were demolished. Altogether 5 bighas and 2 kathas of land were cleared of encroachment there.
The eviction drive along the Basistha River took place even as the administration continued with its drive along the Bharalu River and Silsako Beel for the sixth consecutive day. Around the Silsako Beel, 10 pucca houses, 24 kuccha houses and 22 walls spread across 10 bighas of land were cleared today.
Meanwhile, along the Bharalu River 26 houses were evicted during the drive today. A total of one bigha 10 laccha land was cleared of encroachment at the Bharalu River today.
Sources at the district administration said that from next week similar action at other localities could be expected.
In the meantime, the district administration today said that stern action will be taken from July 7 against the commercial setups for non-compliance with a recent order for keeping of dustbin in front of their establishment.
Non-compliance with instruction by any commercial establishment will lead to cancellation of the trade licence including sealing of the business complex.