Garbage collection affected in Pokhara due to protest of locals

Published On: July 30, 2023 09:20 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

POKHARA, July 30: Popular tourist city, Pokhara has experienced a reek after garbage piled up on the street for the past four days.

The protest staged by the locals of the Metropolitan City-32 has caused a halt in the collection and disposal of garbage in the temporary landfill site. 

As a result, solid waste has been piled up in the main parts of Chipledhunga, Mahendrapul, New Road, New Bazaar and Sirjana Chowk that is stinking across the city.

The metropolis had been dumping waste in the temporary garbage management site on the bank of Seti River at Lameahal in the metropolis-32 after a halt in the disposal in the landfill site near the Pokhara International Airport.

The local people have protested the disposal of garbage in the temporary site citing non-implementation of the agreement reached with them earlier. They have been putting forth various demands, including construction of infrastructure in the disposal area, and management of a permanent landfill site within six months.

Mayor of Pokhara Metropolitan City Dhanraj Acharya said a talk with the affected locals was underway to resume waste collection soon.


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