SAMBALPUR: The Sambalpur Municipal Corporation began eviction drive on 2.5 acres of Government land at Remed-Hirakud road, which was encroached upon by a businessman, on Saturday. Structures along the main road at Nayapada were demolished.
A team of workers from the Corporation, led by Assistant Commissioner Bijay Kulange, demolished portions of big structures over plots 1213 and 1225. The Assistant Commissioner said the civic body had issued notices regarding the encroachment and accordingly eviction was undertaken on Saturday. Structures of several banks were also demolished besides the temporary kiosks that were put on the road from Peer Baba Chowk to Nayapada.
Kulange said the drive to evict encroachers from the Government land in prime locations would continue and notices have been served on 10 persons.
Earlier, the Hospital road was cleared of encroachments after demolition of as many as 57 structures.
Notices have also been served on people who are in illegal possession of Government quarters. While notices to vacate quarters have been issued against 17 persons in Burla, the number of such persons in Hirakud is 10 and four in Sambalpur.