BIWTA evicts 198 illegal structures, two acres river bank
KERANIGANJ, July 2, 2019 (BSS) – Bangladesh Inland Water Transport
Authority (BIWTA) today evicted a total of 198 illegal establishments and two
acres of grabbed river bank while an eviction drive was held at the Buriganga
river here today.
The BIWTA as per the instruction of the Shipping Ministry, conducted the
drive from the east side of kholamora launch ghat to Mandail Gokulchar at the
south bank of the River Buriganga toward Babubazar bridge under the Dhaka
river port, according to an official release.
During the drive, a total of 198 establishments including a three-storey
building, 13 two-storey buildings, 37 one-storey buildings, 85 semi-paka
houses, 17 boundary walls and 45 corrugated Iron sheet houses were
The eviction drive will be continued tomorrow (July 3) from the Gokulchar
area under Keraniganj thana toward the Telghat via Babubazar from 9am to 5pm,
the release added.