Joint eviction squad completes demolition of temple near Kalinga Stadium, Gate No. 6

Bhubaneswar: A joint eviction squad of Bhubaneswar Development Authority and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) today completed the demolition process of an unauthorised temple near Gate No. 6 of Kalinga Stadium.
The eviction was carried out to evict unauthorised encroachment in and around of the boundary wall of Kalinga Stadium for the coming Odisha Men’s Hockey World Cup’ 2018 under Mouza-Nayapalli, within the Nayapalli police limits. The operation started at around 8 am in the morning and continued till 3.30 pm in the afternoon.
Requisition for the eviction process was made by Director, Sports and Youth Services, Govt. of Odisha. The demolished temple was constructed over a plot size of 900 square feet and its height was 50 feet. The joint eviction team on its first drive around the stadium on last Friday, had began the process, but due to the lack of a chain-mounted Poclain machine, could not progressed much.
Along with the temple, the joint eviction team cleared and reclaimed about 0.250 decimal government land from the area near Central Poultry Development Organisation at Jaydev Vihar.
BDA Additional Commissioner-cum-Member Enforcement Bhabani Shankar Chayani led the enforcement team today. Several senior enforcement officials were also present.
The Central Enforcement Monitoring Committee has decided that every Friday the joint eviction work will be taken up at around the Kalinga Stadium area so that before the commencement of the much-awaited game the area would sport a cleaner look.

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