KMC comes up with drive to clear footpaths of business
May 8, 2018 04:46 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, May 8: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started removing footpath shops. The drive began from the Ratnapark area will be implemented in all areas within the next few days, according to KMC Office's joint spokesperson, Nawaraj Dhakal.
Pavements in Kathmandu mainly in inner areas are massively used to run the footpath shops, causing inconvenience to travelers. More, the footpath business is one of the reasons for increasing road accidents and that's why it is necessary to remove them.
The drive has been implemented in collaboration with the city police. The KMC would not hesitate to arrest street vendors and fine them if its advice and warnings for removing them voluntarily were not followed. Footpath business, a form of informal business, has been run without the official permission and the KMC Office has no data to show their exact number. RSS