Bhubaneswar: During an early morning eviction drive, 176 feet long boundary wall of ITER Engineering College under Sikshya O Anusandhan University (SOA) in Ward No 64 along the natural Drainage Channel No. 9 was removed for encroaching upon the path of the drainage channel.
BMC Zonal Deputy Commissioner (South-West) Deeptirani Sahu led the operation, which started around 8.30 am and continued till 12 noon. Two squads from BDA and one from BMC were engaged with an excavator to execute the enforcement drive.
Earlier, BMC Commissioner-cum-Vice-Chairman BDA Dr. Krishan Kumar, who did a Ground Zero survey of the area, had ordered the removal of the boundary wall as the wall was creating a barrier in the flow of rainwater.
During the eviction drive, engineers from BMC Drainage Division, enforcement official from BDA and BMC were present.