BR demolishes 900 structures in Rajshahi

23 March, 2019 12:00 AM printer

RAJSHAHI: West Zone of Bangladesh Railway (BR) has evicted at least 900 illegal occupants in Rajshahi city in last two days, reports BSS.

According to the officials concerned, the BR West Zone has started the eviction drive here from Tuesday last in order to free its land from illegal occupations.

“We have cleared our lands through removing around 900 illegal installations both thatched and concrete at adjacent to Rajshahi Court and Rajshahi University stations in last two days,” said Younus Ali, Estate Officer of the zone, while talking to the agency here on Thursday.

He said: “We have launched the eviction drive as per our prior announcement”.

Earlier on March 12, people of the area were urged to free the lands before March 19 through a mass-notice and also using loudspeaker, Younus Ali added.

In phases, all the illegal occupations will be removed along with railway track as the government has strict directions of recovering the public lands from unauthorized.