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Govt cuts utility lines to 18 holdings in Old Dhaka

  • Published at 08:34 pm March 5th, 2019
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The authorities cut utility lines to 18 holdings including seven warehouses in Old Dhaka during the ongoing drive against illegal warehouses on Tuesday; March 05, 2019 Focus Bangla

At least 71 people were killed and scores injured in Chawkbazar fire on February 20

The government taskforce on Tuesday cut utility lines to 18 holdings including seven warehouses in Old Dhaka during the ongoing drive against illegal warehouses following the devastating Chawkbazar fire that claimed scores of lives.

The authorities has disconnected a total of 94 holdings in the last four days while the month-long move will be continued till April 1, Dhaka SOuth City Corporation (DSCC) public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy told BSS.

He said all five committees of the taskforce conducted the drives along the Maneshwar road of the Hazaribagh area, Urdu road, Agamasi lane, and Awlad Hossain lane areas in the old Dhaka.

The taskforce starts its drives against illegal warehouses at 10:30am everyday from Nagar Bhaban, Roy said.

At least 71 people were killed and scores injured in the Chawkbazar fire on February 20, prompting the government to act against chemical factories and warehouses in the area.

On February 25, DSCC Mayor Sayeed Khokon announced that a month-long crackdown would be launched against warehouses of “dangerous chemicals.”