Bhubaneswar: Eviction drive has started around Bhubaneswar’s Lord Lingaraj Temple here on Monday. Several shops and houses situated around the temple are being demolished as part of the drive. Roadside vendors had already relocated their businesses before the demolition.
According to the government, this eviction is part of the government’s plan to redevelop the Ekamra Kshetra as a major pilgrimage spot.
However, the local people and shopkeepers have warned the administration of fierce opposition if they are evicted without a suitable alternative.