Dhaka North City Corporation (DNCC) yesterday conducted their drive against illegal structures to widen the road at Mirpur section-11. DNCC will construct a 2km long road there for better connectivity with the airport.
DNCC demolished around 150 shops on Thursday and resumed their drive at 10am yesterday. It continued till 5pm.
Though DNCC is demolishing shops and houses across 900 metres of the road, they did not demolish a few seven to nine-storied buildings. DNCC faced obstruction from locals on the first day of their drive on Thursday.
Md Sadaqat Khan Fakku, acting president of Mirpur-11 New Society Market, complained that three bihari camps were demolished. He said they did not get any notice before the drive and it was conducted violating a Chamber Judge Court order.
Mohammad Rabin, salesman of a shop, mentioned he got married just six months ago. "I don't know how I will manage the costs of a new family now that I have lost my job due to the eviction," he said.
Akash Robi Das, who operated a shoe shop at a rented structure for the last 20 years, said he doesn't know how and where he will store his inventory. "I am a victim of this 'development', I did not know the shop was built illegally."
About the complaint of violating the injunction order, Executive Magistrate Tajwar Akram Sakapi Ibne Sazzad said they are not demolishing the structures or shops which are under the injunction.