PV Desk : The district administration has launched a campaign to evacuate people living at risk in various hills of the city due to fears of landslides due to heavy rains due to low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.
The operation, which began at noon on Friday (October 23rd), is being led by four executive magistrates from the district administration.
They have evacuated 260 families from the hills till 6 pm.
Kattali Circle Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate Touhidul Islam conducted a drive at the lake area adjacent to Foy’s Lake in Kattali Circle from 2.30 pm and evacuated about 100 families from the risky hill settlements.
Of these, 30 families have taken shelter in the Feroz Shah P-Block Government Primary School shelter set up by the district administration. The rest have gone to relatives’ houses in the area.
Assistant Commissioner (Land) and Executive Magistrate of Bakalia Circle Ashraful Hasan of Agrabad Circle led the operation to evacuate people from risky hilly areas of Motijharna and Batali Hill areas of Bakalia and Agrabad Circles.
With the help of the police and various voluntary organizations, they evacuated the people living in these two mountains with ‘death risk’.
Of these, 50 families have taken shelter in the Lalkhan Bazar Government Primary School shelter set up by the district administration. The rest have gone to their relatives’ houses.