KUAKATA: About 293 illegal structures were evicted in Kuakata tourist area under Kalapara upazila in Patuakhali district on Thursday.
The eviction started from Kuakata intersection at around 11am.
At that time, officials of Water Development Board and members of Mahipur Police Station were present.
It was known that illegal occupiers in this area were paid compensation by Water Development Board three years ago. But despite multiple notices, these occupiers had not removed their structures even in the last three years, so the authorities took this decision.
Water Development Board Kalapara sub-divisional engineer Mehraj said for at least 30 years, these unplanned illegal structures had been built along an area of 1 km on either side of the Kuakata Zero Point intersection. As a result of the eviction, the Kuakata embankment area has been unoccupied on Thursday.