Environmental activist demand prompt action to improve Kathmandu’s air qualityKathmandu became one of the world’s most polluted cities on Monday and Tuesday as the city’s air quality reached a “hazardous” level.
With the air pollution of Kathmandu hitting a record level lately, environmental activists on Wednesday staged a demonstration in the Capital to draw the government’s attention to the issue.
Dozens of youth environmental activists gathered at Maitighar Mandala demanding that the government take immediate actions to improve the air quality of Kathmandu Valley.
The group also reminded Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli of his promise to make the Capital city free of air pollution.
Kathmandu became one of the world’s most polluted cities on Monday and Tuesday as the city’s air quality reached a “hazardous” level.
With an improved weather condition on Wednesday, the city’s air pollution level improved slightly. Nevertheless, the city was still ranked the 33rd polluted city in the world.
Environmental activists have called the city’s air pollution situation a public health emergency, a matter that needs to be addressed promptly.
Here are some of the photos from Wednesday’s demonstration in the Capital captured by the Post’s photographer Sanjog Manandhar.