Bhubaneswar:31/7/18: The much-awaited joint eviction drive of BMC-BDA over the encroachment in Nayapalli Haza was completed today with demolition of over 5,000 square feet three concrete structures, illegally built over a reclaimed land, created out of dumping of construction and demolition (C&D) waste.
Today’s demolition will pave the way for renovation of the Nayapalli Haza, which was earlier spread over more than 7 acres of land and currently, remained less than 1.5 acres due to illegal encroachments from almost all sides. Siltation has also contributed towards shrinkage of the area of the water body, which once had a much more power to contain the rainwater of the entire Nayapalli catchment. The natural Drainage Channel No. 10 is also originating from here near Nayapalli Haza.
Additional Commissioner-cum-Member Enforcement BDA Bhabani Shankar Chayani, who with other officials of BDA and BMC led the enforcement drive, said “so far this would be the biggest eviction drive in the city to revive a water body from encroachment and also creating a wonderful facility where the entire water from the Nayappali catchment would be collected and then treated scientifically so that purified water would flow downstream through the Drainage Channel No. 10, which, ultimately takes the water load to Gangua `nullah’ on the city outskirts.
It can be mentioned here that under construction fly-ash brick structures were demolished yesterday by the joint squad before lunch. The operation was later stalled due to heavy rains. In fact, yesterday’s joint operation was carried out without the help of Nayapalli Police.