Eviction drive launched near Kalinga Stadium


Bhubaneswar: The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) and Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) today launched a special drive to clear encroachments near the Kalinga Stadium today with nearing of the Men’s Hockey World Cup.

A protest erupted during the eviction drive following which the authorities failed to remove the illegal encroachments from Jagannath slum during the eviction drive taken up alongside gate no-9 of the stadium. However, they managed to raze down the Jagannath temple.

All the illegal encroachments and slums alongside the Kalinga Stadium would be cleared in a phased manner before the start of the major sporting event, informed an official.

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