Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) conducted drive at Koylaghat in the city’s Kamrangirchar on Wednesday for the second consecutive day to demolish illegal establishments along the Buriganga River.
A mobile court of BIWTA started the demolition work around 10:30 am.
The drive will continue until 4 pm today.
Earlier, some 200 illegal establishments, including a three-story building, were demolished at Nabanchar on the first day of the drive on Tuesday. The eviction drive will continue until February 19.
The BIWTA in its previous eviction drive from January 29-31 evicted 444 illegal establishments along the Buriganga River.
BIWTA identified 609 illegal establishments, including 56 multi-story buildings, on the banks of the Buriganga River from Sadarghat to Gabtoli area and these are being evicted in different phases.
Drive along Karnaphuli riverbanks
A drive to demolish illegal structures on the banks of the Karnaphuli River in the port city is underway for the third consecutive day on Wednesday.
A team, led by executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (land) of PatengaTahmilur Rahman, started the drive in Sadarghat Literage area around 10 am.
On Tuesday, the local administration bulldozed some 80 illegal establishments on the second day drive.
Tahmilur Rahman said that the total area stretching from Chaktai to Patenga has been divided into three zones to make the eviction drive easier and a total of 2,187 illegal establishments will be bulldozed.
Around 200 structures stretching from Sadarghat to Barik Building area will be removed in the first phase, he said.
Fire Service, Chittagong City Corporation(CCC), Chittagong Development Authority (CDA), Rapid Action Battalion (RAB) members and police are taking part in the eviction drive, he said.