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Water in 57 areas of Dhaka polluted, Wasa tells HC

FE Online Desk | Published: May 16, 2019 15:57:01 | Updated: May 17, 2019 09:24:45


Water being supplied in 57 areas under its 10 zones is polluted, Dhaka Water Supply and Sewerage Authority (Wasa) has told the High Court in a report.

The areas are Jatrabari, Bashabo, Mughda, Rajarbagh, Kushumbagh, Zurain, Maniknagar, Manda, Dholaipar, Matuail, Bhagolpur, Lalbagh, Bakshibazar, Shahidnagar, Jhigatola, Dhanmondi, Shukrabad, Kalabagan, Bhooter Gali, Mohammadpur, Shewrapara, Pirerbagh, Monipur, Paikpara, Kazipara, Mirpur, Mohakhali, Tejgaon, Shiddeshwari, Shahjahanpur, Khilgaon, Moghbazar, Noyatola, Rampura, Malibagh, Paribagh, Kadamtali, Dhoniya, Shyampur, Rasulbagh, Meradnagar, Patherbagh, Shanirakhra, Konapara, Muslimnagar, Badda, Aftabnagar, Bashundhara, Bhatara, Uttara, Khilkhet, Fayedabad, Mollartek, Rana Bhola, Kafrul, Kochukhet and Pallabi.

The High Court bench of Justice JBM Hassan and Justice Md Khairul Alam on Thursday received the report which the Wasa said is prepared on the basis of the allegations made by the people living in the areas.

The court asked Sabita Rezwana Rahman, chairman of Dhaka University’s Department of Microbiology, to appear before it on May 21 and give an expert opinion on how the water of Dhaka Wasa can be tested in an easy way.

Earlier in the day, Deputy Attorney General Motaher Hossain Sazu submitted an LGRD ministry report to the same bench detailing a cost of little over 7.56 million required to collect samples of Dhaka Wasa water and examine them.

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