Warning against unauthorised digging of roads, footpaths

December 01, 2017

The Kathmandu Post, 1 Dec 2017 

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has expressed its concern over lack of coordination between government agencies while indulging in road digging in the metropolis  causing a mess and delaying repair works.

In a statement on Thursday, the metropolis has said the government agencies’ indifference towards repairing the dug up roads and footpaths has affected its ‘Clean City’ drive.

“Road cutting is being done without permission and arbitrary digging is hampering our work,” the statement reads.

“We even faced this problem in road widening and some other projects. This is causing a mess and delaying things,” the statement adds.

Urging the government bodies to take its permission before starting any development works in the metropolis, the KMC adds, “Anyone found involved in digging of roads and footpath without KMC’s permission will be subjected to stringent action.” The metropolis has also requested the citizens not to dump construction debris on the roads.