CCC evicts 30 shanties at foothills of Matijharna
Chittagong City Corporation (CCC) authorities evicted 30 shanties situated at the risky foothills of Matijharna area at Lalkhan Bazar yesterday.
Sources said the CCC is evicting the houses to save the people, who are living at the foothills risking their lives, and to avert repetition of the landslide that claimed a total of 127 lives on June 11 in Chittagong last year.
Local Ward Commissioner Monwara Begum Moni said they are conducting the drive through forming a committee Matijharna Samaj Unnayan Committee- comprising the house-owners and locals.
“A total of 100 houses from the risky area would be evicted. In the first phase, we evicted 30 houses and marked another 50 houses,” she said.
She added they arranged residences for the evicted families at different houses of the area and asked the residents of the marked houses to leave the house by July 1.
Earlier, Chittagong Development Authority (CDA) asked the people of the risky foothill area of Matijharna to leave the spot immediately while the CCC is implementing the eviction activities.