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Utility lines of 18 cut off in Old Dhaka

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The government taskforce on Tuesday cut utility lines to 18 holdings including seven warehouses in old part of the capital during the ongoing drive against illegal warehouses following the devastating Chawkbazar fire that claimed scores of lives.

The government taskforce on Tuesday cut utility lines to 18 holdings including seven warehouses in old part of the capital during the ongoing drive against illegal warehouses following the devastating Chawkbazar fire that claimed scores of lives.

The authorities has disconnected a total of 94 holdings in the last four days while the month-long move will be continued till April 1, DSCC public relations officer Uttam Kumar Roy told BSS.

He said all the five committees of the taskforce conducted the drives on Maneshwar road of Hajaribagh area, Urdu road, Agamasi lane and Awlad Hossain lane areas in the old Dhaka.

The taskforce starts its drives against illegal warehouses at 10:30 am everyday from the Nagar Bhaban, Roy said.

On February 28, the month-long drive started following the deadly chemical-fed fire incident that claimed more than 65 lives.

The decision of conducting the drives against chemical warehouses in Old Dhaka was taken at a meeting of all stakeholders with Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) mayor Sayeed Khokon in the chair against the backdrop of the Chawkbazar fire incident.

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