1200 installations demolished in Narsingdi
Published: 04:15 PM, 28 October 2020
Operation of railway authority to rescue railway land
Railway authorities have started a drive to evict illegal structures in Narsingdi from Wednesday morning.
The land rescue operation has been resumed today at 10am, which launched in the beginning of the year and paused for a long due to coronavirus pandemic.
Nazrul Islam, executive magistrate and Dhaka divisional land officer, said 1,200 out of 2,000 illegal installations on both sides of the railway line in the municipal town adjacent to the Narsingdi railway station were demolished today.
Dhaka Divisional Railway Manager AM Salahuddin, Commandant RMD Mohammad Zahirul Islam, Divisional Electrical Engineer Md. Ariful Islam, Executive Magistrate Mehedi Hasan Kausar, and other railway official and law enforcement agency members of Narsingdi were present at that time.
Nazrul Islam, executive magistrate and Dhaka divisional land officer, said everything would be brought under the master plan through tender by December this year.
In the past, Saddam Market, Palash Ghorashal Ferry Market, more than 450 structures were demolished, but the influential people re-occupied these places and establish new infrastructure again.
Asked about this, Nazrul Islam said the process of rescuing illegal installations on railway land is underway. If anyone violates the law and builds an installation, he will also be brought under the law.
With the overall cooperation of the local administration and law enforcement agencies, the eviction drive ended peacefully without any hindrance or untoward incident, said Bangladesh Railway Divisional Manager AM Salah Uddin.