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Three-storied building demolished at Rasulgarh

Bhubaneswar, November 17: As part of its effort to make the capital city of Bhubaneswar free from encroachments and unauthorized construction, the joint eviction team of the BDA, BMC and GA Department on Monday demolished an unauthorised three-storied building near Rasulgarh Square.

According to BDA Enforcement Officer Deba Prasad Dash, one Baikunthanath Sahu had constructed the commercial-cum-residential building on plot no- 44 of Bomikhal mouza near the Rahaman petrol pump along the Cuttack-Puri NH-203 without obtaining the approval of the competent authorities.

“A case was initiated against the land owner Sahu on May 11, 2010 and during the hearing he admitted that no approved plan was obtained by him from the competent authority for which demolition order was passed,” said Dash.

“We had intimated Sahu on October 28 to demolish the house within seven days. But he did not comply with the order forcing us to act,” added Dash. The demolition of the building was started in afternoon after the police evacuated the residents and businessmen.

The eviction drive will continue on Tuesday to demolish the building completely.

For the first time, the BDA has engaged Evertex Pvt Ltd in its eviction drive for quick and smooth demolition.

Adequate security arrangements were made to avoid any eventuality at the site.  

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