The ongoing eviction drive on both banks of the
River Mayur and 26 canals, the economic life line of Khulna, continued for
the sixty six consecutive days today.
The district administration has been conducting the drive in collaboration
with Khulna City Corporation (KCC), Khulna Development Authority (KDA),
Bangladesh Inland Water Transport Authority (BIWTA) and Khulna Metropolitan
Executive magistrates of KCC and District Administration Khan Masum Billah
and Md Mizanur Rahman, Officials of District Administration and KCC are
leading the drive beginning from September 1, said Estate Officer of KCC
Around 450 illegal structures in different areas including Sonadanga Bus
Stand, Buro Moulivir Dargah, Nirala Prantika area, Kashem nagor,Gallamari,
Adorsho Pally, Hafiz Nagor, Tutpara and on the banks of the River Mayur and
26 canals, have been freed from illegal occupation in more than two months
long drive .
The drives also recovered nearly eight acres of land bulldozing 450 illegal
structures, he said.
Talking to BSS, Khulna Deputy commissioner Mohammad Helal Hossain said drives
will continue until eviction of all illegal structures situated on the banks
of the River Mayur, Bhairab, Rupsha and 26 city canals .
Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)