The district administration cracked the whip on illegal vendors who had encroached on the road and footpath in Fort Kochi, as a result of which tourists had been finding it difficult to have a clear view of the beach.
About 100 illegal vendors who had encroached on this hot tourism destination were evicted by a team of the revenue department led by District Collector P.I. Sheikh Pareed and Fort Kochi Revenue Divisional Officer Bhandari Swagat Ranveerchand.
The eviction drive started as early as 6 a.m. and lasted till about 3 p.m. under a tight security cover provided by a heavy posse of police force led by Assistant Commissioner of Police, Mattancherry, M. Benoy.
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