Bhubaneswar, Mar 13: It is a step forward to go ahead with the preparatory for setting up of cultural corridors in the Capital City.
As a plinth level work with the leadership of Additional Commissioner Abanikanta Pattanaik the squads have evicted 7nos of old shops against heavy protest by the vendors.
Although the vendors have already been allotted kiosks in the smart janpath but they were unwilling to be relocated and demanded their kiosks in the same place where BMC has planned for the ‘Cultural Corridor’, a one-of-its-kind initiative, in the city to promote Odisha’s rich and diverse art and culture with boosting livelihoods of many people, especially the underprivileged ones and some of the gifted artisans of the state by providing them a platform and access to a larger market at city level.
However Addl. Commissioner had a discussion with the vendors on the spot where they have been told to be provided with their kiosks in one area but not in the stretch where the cultural corridors have been planned. After all the shops have been evicted and the vendors have understood the objectives of Cultural Corridors and its positive impact .With this the project has stepped into another stepping stone today,told Zonal Deputy Commissioner Ansuman Ratha present during the eviction.
Asst. Commissioner Enforcement Lilan Prasad Sahoo guided the Central Enforcement Squad and Zonal Enforcement squad along with the force joined from Commissionerate police for this eviction.