Kathmandu, August 31
The Kathmandu metropolitan city says it will resume collecting and transporting waste to the Sisdol landfill site on Wednesday.
The process was halted for the past few days citing bad road conditions and no more space on the site for waste disposal. Consequently, the city officials had requested Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba for intervention on Monday.
One day after Deuba told the Department of Roads to repair the road as soon as possible, the chief district officer of Kathmandu held a meeting of concerned officials today, during which the officials decided on the resumption.
The officials have warned that the government would use force if locals make any obstruction in the transport of waste.
Citing the bad road conditions, the metropolitan government has failed to dispose of the waste for over a week in the city. Consequently, the capital has turned stinky.
Whereas around 150 trucks would reach the site in normal times, these days, hardly 50 vehicles take the waste there every day.