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Eviction in Puri resumes; 58 shops to be razed today

29/10/2019 at 9:52 AM

Bhubaneswar: After a few days’ break, eviction drive in the pilgrimage city of Puri resumed on Tuesday in the presence of police forces and magistrates.

According to reports, bulldozing of shops in the Mahodadhi Market Complex in Mochi Sahi began in the presence of one platoon of police force, Sub-Collector, Tehsildra and other magistrates. There are about 58 shops in the market complex and all these shops would be bulldozed today, said a an official.

According to him, the Mahodadhi Market Complex had been built 50 years back in 1968. All shopkeepers have been service notice earlier. Accordingly, they had vacated the shops.

All the shop owners will be given shops in a market complex to be built anew at a different place on a priority bases, the official said.

It may be noted that the State Government in now undertaking eviction drives as part of its plan to make Puri a world heritage city. Many mutts and Government structures have also been razed.  

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