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219 structures on Buriganga bank demolished

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 3 January, 2022 12:00 AM
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219 structures on Buriganga bank demolished

At least 219 illegal structures, including residential buildings and markets on the bank of Buriganga river, have been demolished in a six-day joint drive conducted by the Dhaka district administration and the Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority. 

The drive started on Dember 26 last year, following a writ petition filed at the High Court.

Illegal structures in Kamrangirchar mouza under Lalbagh revenue circle were destroyed.

On Sunday, the last day of the drive, a total of 28 illegal structures in the old Buriganga channel under Kamrginairchar were demolished.

Dhaka District Administration Executive Magistrate Sheikh  Md Mamunur Rashid and BIWTA Executive Magistrate Obaidullah carried out

the drive.

Two three-story buildings, two one-storey structures, 16 semi-concrete houses  and a two-storey tin-shed house were among the structures, which were pulled down during the drive.

Two concrete walls were also demolished and 1.5 acres of land was freed from illegal grabbers by conducting mobile courts.