The traders demolished more than half a hundred shops in the hawkers market of Shaistanagar
Staff Reporter, Habiganj/
After two centuries, the hawkers market of Shaistanagar in the city is finally going to be liberated. Today, on Saturday, nearly half a hundred shops of hawkers market were seen to be demolished by their own initiative. However, they are being rehabilitated by the municipality in the Shamshanghat area. It is said that they will do business there.
It is known that in 2001, old cloth traders did business on the government drain on Red Crescent Road. When they were picked up from there, they did business for a few days in the park adjacent to the court. When they were removed from there, they did business on the bank of the pond adjacent to the Shaistanagar Water Development Board. The then mayor allowed them to do business from 8 am to 4 pm without evicting them. With the evolution of time, the government pond got full and went under the hands of the occupiers. Since then, he has been doing business in various ways including building and selling premises. They sought the help of the municipality for the renovation of the last term of the then mayor GK Gouch. They were then shifted to the crematorium by tender. But due to various complications they could not go there.
After the current mayor Ataur Rahman Salim was elected, he arranged to go to the cremation ground with the aim of rehabilitating the hawkers. Market has been created there for that purpose. The work of the market is almost at the end. Hawkers traders will do business there for low rent. However, a source said, after several meetings, they were ordered to demolish their respective establishments and remove them on their own responsibility on January 6. Already, many are moving the establishment on their own responsibility. However, most of the traders say that the work of the crematorium shops has not been completed completely. So there is a little delay in removing the goods.