Dhaka South City Corporation disconnected utility lines of two warehouses and removed raw plastic materials from five other small factories during the first hour of its drive at old Dhaka today.
Raw plastic material was found inside two warehouses. Of those, utility connections of one warehouse was cut off while the other was cleared out, our correspondent reports from the spot.
A team led by Brig Gen Sharif Ahmed, chief health officer of the DSCC, started the drive around 11:30am.
The drive against illegal chemical warehouse started on February 28 following a chemical-fed fire incident that claimed lives of 71 people.
Yesterday, a section of Old Dhaka traders created obstacles to the drive against illegal chemical warehouses for the second consecutive day.
They even confined the government team conducting the drive to a house for around two hours and vandalised the car of an executive engineer of Dhaka Power Distribution Company.
However, the operation resumed following police intervention and the utility lines of a building at Killarmor were disconnected as it housed five plastic factories and a warehouse of plastic materials.