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GMC eviction drive in Fancy Bazar; over 70 illegal stalls evicted

GUWAHATI: The Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) today carried out an eviction drive at MS Road in Fancy Bazar area here.

The eviction drive started in the wee hours and is still going on at the time of filing this report.

Over 70 illegal fruits and vegetables stalls, adjacent to the old Guwahati Central Jail, have been evicted so far.

The entire makeshift market opposite the popular Khushboo Restaurant have been evicted

Local residents have claimed that the vendors have illegally encroached the GMC area and constructed a temporary market claiming to be victims of the infamous Fancy Bazar fire in the mid-80s that gutted the GMC Market.

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The GMC authorities have already rehabilitated the fire victims by reconstructing another market.

Locals also said the vendors were served with eviction notice by the GMC authorities several times but they did not vacate the area.

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