Kathmandu Metropolitan City backtracks from 24-hour ultimatum to Norvic HospitalA probe committee comprising Kathmandu Metropolitan City officials and Norvic Hospital technical team has been formed for investigation.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Norvic Hospital have formed a probe committee to investigate the illegal construction of the hospital on public land. The probe committee comprised City officials and the technical team of the hospital.
Even though the Kathmandu Metropolitan City had given a 24-hour ultimatum to Norvic to remove the structure from the public land, the City on Tuesday backtracked from its decision.
The hospital structure will not be demolished immediately.
Mayor of Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Balendra Shah, reached the hospital on Tuesday and agreed to proceed further in line with the instructions of the probe committee. He said that the illegal construction will be managed in the next 30 to 35 days following the committee’s suggestions.
Shah said that the rules should apply to all and that the issue of encroachment of public land and that of the footpaths should be dealt with in the same manner. He said that he had no problem with the hospital leasing the land from the government.
Rajendra Bahadur Singh, president of the hospital, said that the land lease agreement with the government has been fully complied with. He said that there are still eight years remaining according to the contract with the hospital.
Singh also said that he will proceed following the suggestions given by the probe committee.
Norvic Hospital has stated that it has not gone against the law while leasing the land for the hospital.
Meanwhile, KMC says that residential structures have been erected on the west side of the one ropani and eight aana land leased by Norvic Hospital, contrary to the agreement between the City and the hospital.