Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon on Saturday said around 2,506 listed street hawkers of Gulistan area will be rehabilitated in a vacant place adjacent to Mohanagar Natya Mancha, Agencies report.
“Illegal structures, shops and street hawkers will be evicted from footpaths and roads of the area soon,” said the DSCC mayor. The decision of the rehabilitation has been taken at a meeting with councillors at Nagar Bhaban, he said.
The mayor also sought help from the Dhaka Metropolitan Police for the eviction and rehabilitation process. “We’ll fix a time soon for their rehabilitation after discussions with the police administration,” said Khokon.
Terming Thursday’s clash between street hawkers and DSCC staff unexpected, he said no mismanagement in this regard will be tolerated and strict actions will be taken if such incident takes place again.
On Thursday, hundreds of hawkers locked into a clash with police after a team of Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) officials, led by an executive magistrate, tried to carry out an eviction drive against illegal structure in city’s Gulistan area.