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BIWTA resumes eviction drive in Kamrangirchar

  • Published at 10:22 pm February 7th, 2019
File photo: District Administration demolishes illegal structures along the bank of Buriganga River on Wednesday; February 6, 2019 Dhaka Tribune

At least 1,199 illegal structures were demolished, Tk1.25 lakh penalized till now

Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) has resumed the eviction drive for the third consecutive day in Kamrangirchar.

More than 290 illegal structures including a 3 three-storey, 5 two-storey and many one -storey buildings along with makeshift shanties and stalls were demolished in the Kamalbagh and Loharpool Chata Masjid area of Kamrangirchar on Thursday.

More than 200 structures were demolished on the first day of the drive at Kamrangirchar’s Nababchar including five two-storey buildings, 28 single storey buildings, 22 rooms and 155 thatched structures.

Earlier, there had been 444 structures including multi-storey buildings evicted in a three- day drive that began on Jan 29.

At least 1,199 illegal structures were demolished and around Tk1.25 lakh has been penalized, as of now.

A total of 609 structures at the river bank had been identified as illegal and marked for demolition in areas stretching between Sadarghat and Gabtali.

The next drive will be conducted on February 12-14.