Tahtheera Sultana of DOT
Despite the court order to evict all commercial establishments in Hatirjheel area, the Capital Development Authority (RAJUK) is in favor of keeping these establishments. The agency says the installations are needed to cover the maintenance costs of Hatirjheel. However, the city planners, including the planners of the Hatirjheel project, want the court’s verdict to be implemented soon, reports Prothom Alo.
The original design of Hatirjheel did not mention any allotment of shops in the project area. But considering the visitors, RAJUK initially decided to allocate some mobile shops. Permanent shops were then allocated to meet the expenses of the project area including maintenance. RAJUK called for application for allotment of shops in 2015.
After verifying the application form, lease was given to 26 companies for different periods. Later at different times its number was increased to 36.