Saturday, 20 July, 2024

KMC takes step to remove hoarding boards 


Kathmandu, Dec 4 : The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has shown concern in removing hoarding boards put up in different parts of the city by breaching the rule.    
KMC has shown its concern to omit the hoarding boards which have given a disserted look of the capital city. KMC has expedited its action as per the court order.    
A case was filed at the apex court against the KMC for not evicting the materials, including advertisement hoarding boards, wall paintings and posters from public places.    
According to KMC Spokesperson Iswar Dangol, a weeklong time was given to the concerned individuals and institutions on Monday for the removal of the materials.    
If removal was not done in the stipulated timeline, the KMC would do and take necessary actions against the ignorant, he added. "The concerned side would be obliged to pay the costs involved in removing the boards", he said.    
Four years ago, a divisional bench of then chief justice Kalyan Shrestha and justice Om Prakash Mishra had issued order to remove poster, pamphlet and wall painting from city house, wall, roof, electric poles and road dividers and take preventive measures to not allow the re-use.    
Advocate Padma Bahadur Shrestha had filed a writ petition demanding action on contempt of court for not complying with the Supreme Court order for four years.