GUWAHATI, March 4 - There is no plan for eviction operation in the hilly areas in and around Guwahati city. This was stated by Deputy Commissioner of Kamrup Metro Dr M Angamuthu today.
An official press release said this evening quoting the DC that there is no need to apprehend eviction on the city hills.
If the district administration takes any eviction drive, notices will be served in advance for the knowledge of the people, the DC said.
In this regard, he also said, following his discussion with the local MLAs, that such drives would be taken up with the help of agencies like the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC).
However, the DC maintained that in case of any disasters such as landslide, erosion etc, eviction drives would be taken up for the relocation of the vulnerable people. In the case of the need-based eviction drives necessitated by the development works like construction of water reservoirs, the administration will have no way out but to resort to such drives, the DC said.
He also made it clear that the government had recently issued an office memorandum to prepare plans for evictions to free government land in all the districts.
After seven days of eviction operations along the National Highway 37 in the city, the district administration is now engaged in cleanliness drive to clean the NH on the stretches between Jalukbari and Khanapara and Khanapara and Jorabat, Dr Angamuthu said.