The two-hour drive began at 11am
At least 60 shops illegally set up along the Kirtankhola River were demolished during an eviction drive conducted by the local administration on Wednesday.
The drive was conducted across the river port and Banda Road area of Barisal.
Mohammad Mostafizur Rahman, an officer of the river port in Barishal, said a list of land grabbers had been prepared.
A joint force comprising police, ansar members, river police and executive magistrate conducted the two-hour drive that started at 11 am.
Power connections in the area were snapped during the eviction drive.
The drive is set to continue, said Executive Magistrate of Barishal district Maruf Dastagir.