According to reports, the district administration had earlier taken possession of the structure earlier. Today, the structure was bulldozed in the presence of police force. Puri Sub-Collector was present during the demolition drive.
Fire vehicles were engaged to sprinkle water in order to insure that dusts are not blown during the demolition work. The area was sealed before the eviction drive, according to information.
It may be noted that the State Government has undertaken a project to develop Puri into a world class heritage city. Accordingly, various structures in 75-metre radius from the Meghanada Pacheri of the Shreemandir are being demolished to make the area specious and beautiful. As of now, many historic mutts, commercial and residential houses have been razed.