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Odisha: CDA-CMC resume eviction drive


Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Cuttack, July 3:

A week after its first phase eviction drive, the Cuttack Development Authority (CDA) in Odisha, in association with the Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), has resumed evictions this morning.

According to reports, the eviction drive will cover both sides of the National Highway-5 starting from the Pratap Nagari area.

A total of five platoons of armed police force have been deployed and the drive is continuing in the presence of the senior CDA, CMC, a local magistrate and police officials, reports said.

The eviction drive is meant to clear all encroachments to facilitate the proposed expansion of NH-5, official sources said.