KMC issues a week deadline to remove illegal structuresThe metropolis warns of charging the cost incurred during the demolition drive from the concerned individuals or organisations if they fail to comply.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has issued a seven-day ultimatum to remove structures built illegally by encroaching on public land.
Issuing a notice on Saturday, the metropolis has given seven days to remove structures constructed illegally by encroaching government, unused public lands and lands near the riverbanks within the Kathmandu Valley.
Through the notice, the KMC has also warned of charging the cost incurred during the demolition drive from the concerned individuals or organisations if they fail to comply.Earlier, a clash had ensued between the Kathmandu Metropolitan City Police personnel and people from the squatter’s settlement along the Bagmati River in the Thapathali area after the former reached the settlement to evict the squatters from the area.
The metropolis had earlier sought help from the Ministry of Home Affairs to evict squatters living on the Bagmati riverbanks.
The Bagmati River Basin Development Project Committee issued a notice on November 18 last year to vacate the area. The committee has been implementing the $78.80 million Bagmati River Basin Improvement Project since April 2014. The project has a completion date of May 2025.
According to the committee, at present, as many as 34,096 squatter families are living on the banks of the Bagmati river.