KMC starts managing garbage from Singha Durbar after 18 days

Published On: April 25, 2023 09:34 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, April 25: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started managing garbage of Singha Durbar, the official residence of the Prime Minister, Baluwatar, and Sheetal Niwas after a hiatus of 18 days on Monday.

This comes after the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday issued an order to the KMC to manage garbage within three days. Hearing on the writ petition filed by advocate Padam Bahadur Shrestha, the apex court issued the order in the name of the KMC to manage garbage within three days.

In his social media sites on April 10, KMC Mayor Balen Saha had said that the KMC would not collect garbage from Singha Durbar, Baluwatar and Sheetal Niwas, accusing the federal government of non-cooperation while working for the cause of people.

The KMC had stopped collecting the garbage from these places beginning April 10. The KMC said it would take at least four days to manage all the garbage from these three places. 

It is estimated that around 70 tonnes of garbage is piled up at Singha Durbar, 35 tonnes at Sheetal Niwas and 15 tonnes at Baluwatar.

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