The apex court had on September 6 ordered demolition of the complex by September 20 for violating the Coastal Regulation Zone rules.
Shifted to Perumbakkam about 30 kms away from their earlier residence, many in the new locality find very fewer opportunities to earn their bread.
The administration had launched the eviction drive on August 19 in the area within 75 meters from the temple boundary wall for the sake of the safety and security of the 12th century shrine.
Considering the necessity to clear the area, Cuttack Collector Bhabani Shankar Chayani had directed officials to carry out eviction drive immediately after mike announcement.
Tehsildar of Pattamundai Sarat Kumar Giri said the drive was started on Friday to evict traders who have encroached upon the road.
Terming the eviction drive at the bus stand as illegal, he said the municipality has no authority to vacate the area around the bus stand as the land belongs to the Endowment department.
The earlier Supreme Court interim order, which was later stayed, had directed 21 states to evict 11.8 lakh forest dwellers whose forest rights claims were rejected by the authorities.
Alleged discrepancies in the eviction drive, being conducted by Baripada Municipality to clear encroachments in the town, has led to discontent among residents and traders.
Petitioners’ counsel Raj Kumar urged the court to issue directions to the authorities to constitute gram sabha as provided in the Act to identify the forest dwelling tribals in the gram panchayats.
Families, whose houses were destroyed by the recent cyclone, were shifted to the safe shelter of a local school building which reopens next fortnight.
Chennai municipal body wants to beautify the place and plans to widen VOC road, they allege.
It came as a bolt from the blue for many as he BBMP cleared almost 350 encroachments including illegal shops.
The land, on which the slum was located, belonged to the Railways.
The Forest Rights were conferred on the tribal communities in 2006 itself.
The Supreme Court order on eviction is expected to affect 894 tribal families in the state, although the district level figures are unavailable.