Kathmandu Metropolitan is steering a total of 4 workforces to remove hoarding boards in all the chowks around Kathmandu valley. Under the valency of the Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa, workforces were made in a meeting in order to remove hoarding boards in the valley.
Ministry spokesman Kedarnath Sharma stated that the decision would help increase the beauty of places in Kathmandu valley. He said, “the discussion has been made under the hegemony of the Home Minister. Mayor of the Kathmandu metropolitan along with people of given interest, all were present in the discussion.”
All 4 workforces comprise of the District Administration Office, Nepal Police, Nepal Electricity Authority, and Nepal Telecom.
The Supreme Court had already ordered to remove all types of business hoarding boards, posters, pamphlets, etc. But, there were no recent actions accordingly. Therefore, a neglection case recently got filed in the Supreme Court.
Afterward, a meeting in the Home Ministry has finally come up with a decision to form the workforces in order to bring the decision into action.
On the other hand, Metropolitan itself was permitting the use of hoarding boards in some areas in Kathmandu. Also, Nepal Electricity Authority had allowed advertisement pamphlets and posters to be used in the electricity poles. But as the removal decision has been passed, this is now not legal.
Metropolitan Mayor, Bidhya Sundar Shakya said that the removal will start with an immediate effect. He also stated that the owners who have been using hoarding boards by taking permission from the Metropolitan will also be called and asked to remove all of them by completing required legal provisions.
Mayor Shakya has said that all hoarding and advertisement boards will all be removed within a week.