Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to evict highway squatters, a joint squad of the Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA), Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC), National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and Commissionerate police today removed 108 temporary structures between Saptasati Temple and Hi-Tech Square near GGP Colony.
The joint eviction was necessitated as during the Car Festival the road will be experiencing heavy traffic which would be coming from the Cuttack-end. The world famous Car Festival in Puri starts on July 14, this year.
Sources at the Central Enforcement Monitoring Committee (CEMC) said that the day-one activity was under Mancheswar Police limits. In a three-phase eviction process the encroachments would be removed from the entire stretch between the Saptasati Temple and Daya Bridge.