Dhaka, Bangladesh
Eviction of footpath occupants begins with bulldozing in Uttara

Eviction of footpath occupants begins with bulldozing in Uttara

News Report The Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) has launched a drive to free roads and footpaths from illegal encroachment. DNCC's Public Relations Officer ASM Mamun said that the drive started from 10.00 am on Sunday in Uttara's Sonargaon Janapath Road area and will continue till 5.00 am. On the first day, DNCC authority removed over a hundred illegal establishments as part of the eviction drive to free the roads and footpaths from illegal encroachment from Sonargaon Janapath in the city's Uttara. Mayor Atiqul Islam led the drive in different sectors of Uttara alongside executive magistrates and DNCC workers. Inaugurating the drive, Atiqul said more areas under DNCC will be freed of illegal occupation. "I'm monitoring the whole matter myself. After freeing Uttara, such drives will be launched in other areas," he said, noting that the drives will be conducted area-wise. "If we pick an area to start evicting illegal structures from roads and footpaths, we will finish it even if it takes five to 10 days," he added. Apparently, the magistrates verbally warned the illegal occupants and institutions not to re-occupy freed areas again. DMP Uttara West Police Station Officer-in-Charge (OC) Tapan Chandra Saha confirmed the operation. On September 17, the DNCC mayor announced the eviction drive to remove illegal establishment from the streets of DNCC at a meeting at the Nagar Bhaban in Gulshan-2.

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