Hotels, restaurants at Gulshan, Banani to be evicted soon

An eviction drive will soon begin to clear hotels and restaurants illegally set up in Dhaka’s Gulshan, Banani, and Baridhara residential areas, the housing and public works minister has said.

But schools, colleges, and hospitals build illegally in the same posh areas of the capital will be given three months to shift, Mosharraf Hossain said on Thursday.

“We’ll give them a three-month notice. The unapproved establishments will have to relocate within that time.”

The government last week decided to shut down schools, colleges, hotels, restaurants and hospitals operating without permission in Dhaka’s Gulshan residential area in view of the July 1 terrorist attack on a cafe there.