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BIWTA carries out eviction drive on Turag

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT, Dhaka

The Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA), with the help of the local administration, conducted an eviction drive in the city’s Basila area yesterday (Wednesday) and removed the Amin-Momin Housing Society, built illegally by filling up the Turag river.

Executive magistrate Mostafizur Rahman led the eviction drive.

An official of the Amin-Momin Housing Society, Khondaker Awalad Hossain, was detained from the spot and fined Tk. 20,000.

The BIWTA dredging department has engaged five excavators and one bulldozer to remove the earth from the Amin-Momin Housing Society to reclaim the main channel of the Turag.

The authorities of the Amin-Momin Housing Society illegally filled up about 2,800 feet of the Turag channel in the Basila area.The BIWTA had demolished all structures and the boundary wall of the housing society in February.

“We have started removing earth to clear the main channel of the Turag, filled up by the housing society. Two long boom excavators of the BIWTA and three rented excavators habe been deployed to remove the earth. We have already removed 20,000 cubic metres of earth,” AKM Arif Uddin, joint director (Dhaka river port) of the BIWTA, told this correspondent.

They will carry out the drive on the western part of the Basila bridge, the Chandrima Housing and Dhaka Uddyan today (Thursday), he said.  

“The government has allocated around Tk. 850 crore to construct walkways, landing stations, jetties and gardens on reclaimed land alongside the riverbanks,” Arif said in reply to a query.

All illegal structures will be demolished to ensure natural flow of the river, he also said.

Those who have grabbed riverbanks and built illegal structures will not be spared during the eviction drive, he added.   

Earlier on Tuesday, the BIWTA demolished more than 28 illegal concrete buildings in an eviction drive in the capital’s Bosila and Keraniganj. The drive was carried out since the morning to save the Buriganga and Turag rivers.

During the drive, five three-storey buildings, two four-storey buildings, 19 single-storey buildings, 22 semi-pucca establishments, 31 boundary walls and seven tin-shed houses were demolished.

The BIWTA reclaimed 10.5 acres of land during Tuesday’s eviction drive.

The first phase of eviction drive along the Buriganga and Turag rivers ended on February 18.

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