Bhubaneswar, July 8 (LocalWire) Intensifying its drive to free Odisha’s bustling capital city free of squatters, authorities on Monday bulldozed unauthorized constructions lying close to posh Pokhariput area of the city.
A joint team comprising officials of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), General Administration Department (GAD) and Commissionerate Police carried out the eviction exercise despite opposition by encroachers.
The eviction drive elicited positive response from local residents.
“Encroachers of government land should be sternly dealt with. Squatters are ravaging the beauty of the temple city”, said a local of Pokhariput, Rohit Sahu.
To thwart possible breach of peace, Armed Police Reserve Force was deployed at the site, police said.