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Flood Free Guwahati: Massive Eviction Drive On Cards Along Bharalu-Bahini Rivers

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State government decided to clear the entire stretch from Zoo Road to the Rajgarh area on both banks of the Bharalu River
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Eviction drive in Guwahati | file

Guwahati: Aiming to make Guwahati a flood-free city in the coming monsoon days, the state’s housing and urban affairs department has ordered the Guwahati municipal corporation (GMC) and district administration to conduct a massive eviction drive along the Bharalu river in the city.

On Friday, the state government decided that the entire stretch from Zoo Road (RG Baruah road) to the Rajgarh area on both banks of the Bharalu River will be cleared from any kind of encroachment.

The state’s housing and urban affairs minister Ashok Singhal has ordered the GMC and circle officers to evict all illegal encroachments in the stretch and clear a passage for a motorable road along the riverside in future.

Besides, Guwahati metropolitan development authority (GMDA), water resource, GMC and Lok Nirman department were asked to conduct drainage cleaning in over 150 locations in the city.

“Eviction against illegal encroachment was also ordered at some 39 locations along the Bahini River in the city too,” said an official communiqué.

Already eviction against illegal constructions in the city was continuing to make the city free from artificial floods during monsoon season.

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