Bhubaneswar:29/11/17;Eight licencees of Ashoka Market were handed over the keys of the allotted shops across various locations in the city at the office of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) yesterday in accordance with Orissa High Court directives. The High Court had earlier directed the 129 Ashoka Market licencees to receive the keys of the allotted shops from the Secretary BDA. The entire process was also recorded for evidence and ensuring transparency and references.
The Ashoka Market would be vacated for the development of the multi-modal hub named Bhubaneswar Town Centre (BTC), which would be developed as an iconic structure involving the railway station and adjoining areas of the city to a world-class infrastructure.
Following the High Court directive, the licencees are supposed to vacate the market complex within 10 days time. After that the development authority will demolish the entire structure, which has already become dilapidated.