Staff Reporter :
The authorities resumed an eviction drive for the 4th consecutive day on Thursday to free the Karnaphuli riverbanks from encroachers.
The local administration resumed the drive around 10:30 am which will end around 5 pm.
A total of 120 structures were bulldozed in the three days and five acres of land were reclaimed in Sadarghat Lighterage Jetty, Majhirghat, AnuMiarMajhirghat, Laban Ghat and adjoining areas.
Among the demolished establishments, there were 52 salt factories, said executive magistrate and assistant commissioner (land) of PatengaTahmilur Rahman.
Tahmilur Rahman said the total area stretching from Chaktai to Patenga has been divided into three zones to make the eviction drive easier and a total of 2,187 illegal establishments will be bulldozed.
Around 200 structures stretching from Sadarghat to Barik Building area will be removed in the first phase, he said.
Fire Service, Chittagong City Corporation (CCC), Chittagong Development Authority (CDA), Rapid Action Battalion (Rab) members and police are taking part in the eviction drive, the AC (Land) said.unb