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Thousands of families living illegally in Ctg railway hills

By :The Report Desk
Published : Jun 22, 2022 09:18:00 PM | Latest

Despite deaths being reported every year in landslides in Chittagong city's hills, no fewer than 3,000 families are still living there.

Sujan Chowdhury, chief estate officer of the Eastern Railway, revealed the information to the district administration on Tuesday, reports BSS

He said about families are living illegally and at risk in the different railway hills including Batali Hill, Motijharna and CRB areas adjacent to Foy's Lake.

"We will protect the illegal establishments with barbed wire fences. We will also soon be conducting evictions in the hills where there are still illegal installations," he added.

Deputy Commissioner Mohammad Mominur Rahman said administration evicted illegal structures from different railway hills but the illegal occupants again built structures after the eviction drives.

"If it is later found that anyone builds a house in a dangerous position of any hills for staying there, they will be subjected to severe punishment including regular cases," he added.

The official asked the railway representatives to put up barbed wire fences at the demolished installations.

Moreover, trees may be planted there by the district administration, he suggested.

At least five deaths from landslides have been reported in the city since Friday.