SC overturns govt’s decision to build international airport in Nijgadh

Published On: May 26, 2022 06:26 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, May 26: The Supreme Court has overturned the government's decision to build an international airport in Nijgadh, Bara.

A full bench of Justices Hari Krishna Karki, Bishwambhar Prasad Shrestha, Ishwar Prasad Khatiwada, Prakash Man Singh Raut and Manoj Kumar Sharma overturned the government’s decision.

According to Bimal Poudel, Spokesperson at the Supreme Court, hearing the writ petition filed by environmental activists and senior advocates, the apex court on Thursday directed the government to find suitable alternatives to build an airport in accordance with the law and legal norms.

Senior advocates Prakash Mani Sharma and Ranju Hajur Pandey had separately filed a writ petition alleging that the construction of the airport in Nijgadh would cause irreparable damage to the environment.


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