Eviction drive: Slum dwellers block Dhaka-Mymensingh highway
Slum dwellers on Monday staged demonstrations blocking Dhaka-Mymensingh highway against an eviction drive at Mohakhali without ensuring their rehabilitation. Hundreds of slum dwellers blocked the highway in Amtoli area around 12pm as the Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) authorities started an eviction drive in ‘Sattola’ slum of Mohakhali. Read: BCL blockade halts classes, exams at CU However, the drive was stopped in the face of the protests. The slum dwellers, most of whom are the victims of river erosion, demanded rehabilitation first as they have no place to go. Read:Rangpur farmers block highway demanding urea Gulshan Division Deputy Commissioner (DC) Abdul Ahad said police have been deployed to clear the highway for traffic movement.
Eviction drive at Salimpur: Local residents block Dhaka-Ctg highway for 5 hrs
Vehicular movement on Dhaka-Chattogram highway remained suspended for five hours since Tuesday noon as several hundred residents of Jangal Salimpur in Sitakunda upazila in Chattogram blocked the highway protesting an eviction drive by the local administration. The residents gathered at Bangla Bazar in Fouzdarhat area of the highway around 12:30 pm, halting vehicular movement on the busy highway. The local administration snapped the electricity and water connections at Jangal Salimpur to evict the illegal occupants. Sitakunda Upazila Nirbahi Officer Shahadat Hossain, said “The residents of Jangal Salimpur blocked the highway to press home their several demands including the eviction drive. Meanwhile, the protesters hurled brick chips towards police when they lobbed tear gas shells and charged baton to disperse them. Read: Tea workers return to strike for Tk 300 wage; block Dhaka-Sylhet highway A chase and counter-chase took place during the melee. The vehicular movement on the highway returned to normal around 5:30 pm. A 10-kilometer tailback was created on the highway due to the blockade. Earlier in the day, police foiled their bid to block Bayezid-Fouzdathat road in the morning. Deputy commissioner Mohammad Maminur Rahman, said the government has recently taken an initiative to rehabilitate 15,000 residents in the area and construct a number of government structures. The government also took a plan to relocate the Chattogram Central Jail to Salimpur khas land, construct sports village, cricket stadium, iconic mosque, eco parks and other establishments in the area. To make the plan a success, the local administration has been conducting an eviction drive for the last one month.
Eviction begins on Chattogram hills to save lives during landslides
Authorities have started a drive to evict families living illegally on the high-risk hills to save them from possible landslides casualties during upcoming monsoon. The drive was launched on Monday by the district administration and department of environment of Chattogram. Read: Heavy rain forecast triggers fear of landslide in Chattogram It started at 11 am from the Bayezid section of the city's Faujdarhat-Bayezid Link Road. Six magistrates conducted the operation in three groups. Assistant Commissioner (Land) Mamnoon Ahmed Anik told the media that all illegal structures on both sides of Bayezid Link Road were being demolished. “A simultaneous eviction drive led by six magistrates is underway in Kattli, Hathazari and Sitakunda sections of Link Road,” he added. Rain triggers landslide fear in Chattogram; Over 50 families evacuated A large number of police, RAB and fire service members were deployed in the operation. According to the Chattogram district administration, around 835 families are living illegally in 17 high-risk hills of the port city. Besides, 18 new hills were cut during the construction of CDA's Bayezid-Faujdarhat link road. The first day of the eviction drive saw the removal of the illegal establishments which crept up on these hills. Environmentalists say the number of people living at risk in the various hills of Chittagong is around one lakh. From 2007 to 2020, more than two hundred people lost their lives in landslides in Chottagram. The highest landslide fatalities occurred in 2007 when 127 people died on June 11. Besides, 30 people were killed in a 2017 landslide.
DSCC starts eviction drive at Fulbaria market
Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) authorities finally demolished over 250 illegal shops out of 911 ones at Fulbaria Super Market-2 on Tuesday as it launched the eviction drive braving the obstacles by the shop owners.
BIWTA evicts Haji Salim's illegal petrol pump, over 260 establishments
The BIWTA evicted 265 establishments on the bank of Buriganga River in Dhaka's Islambagh, including an illegal petrol pump of MP Haji Salim, in drives conducted on Sunday and Monday.
Eviction drive recovers 14 bighas occupied by Haji Selim in Sonargaon
Local administration on Sunday recovered 14 bighas of land that was occupied by the Awami League leader and Dhaka-7 lawmaker Haji Salim in Sonargaon of Narayanganj.
Rajuk’s eviction drive
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) conducted an eviction drive at Ulon Road in the city’s Rampura area on Tuesday. A UNB photojournalist took pictures of the drive. Let’s see the drive in pictures.
BIWTA evicts 30 illegal establishments, removes 150 metric tons garbage
BIWTA officials and eviction committee members evicted thirty illegal establishments including a three-storied building from the bank of river Turag on Tuesday.
Rakhains in Rangamati demand end to eviction drive in their locality
The Rakhain community in Rangamati formed a human chain on Monday demanding an eviction drive at Rakhain Polli in Cox’s Bazar be called off protest.
Eviction drive removes 300 illegal structures in Magura
About 300 illegal establishments were demolished in eviction drives at different parts of Sreepur upazila.