Bhubaneswar, May 19 -- Cuttack: The Odisha Human Rights Commission (OHRC) directed Cuttack Collector and the Commissioner of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) to take immediate measures to rehabilitate and resettle the people of Balisahi slum near Nuapada area, affected due to the road expansion in the city.

The direction came in response to a petition filed by rights activist and the chairman of 'Human Rights of India' organisation Manoj Jena.

The Commission also directed both the authorities to submit a detailed report about the incident during the next hearing by June 22.

It is worth mentioning that around 1,200 families were evicted from slums located at Behera Sahi, Ranihat Sagadia Sahi, Pilgrim Road, Das Sahi, Malgodown Jalua S...