Locals unwilling to pull down tall structures

  • buildings near tia runway
- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, Kathmandu

Jan 4, 2016-

The government’s plan to dismantle some towering buildings around the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has been stalled all of a sudden due to locals’ unwillingness. 

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) on Monday appealed to the owners of such buildings around the airport to chop off the parts of their buildings creating problems in flight management. The KMC team deputed for monitoring the site had been insisting on starting the dismantling of six buildings constructed against the set criteria at Ward Number 35 for over a week, but locals have been taking a firm stand against the government authorities.

The KMC has handed over a deadline until Wednesday to start the work of pulling down the buildings and warned of dismantling the structures if their request is ignored, KMC Implementation Division chief Dhanpati Sapkota said.

The metropolis has also prohibited four houses in the same locality from adding floors to their buildings. 

The buildings under the KMC radar are found to have undertaken construction in violation of the legal map and some even without the map.

The KMC team led by engineer Bir Bahadur Karki and a Technical Committee had carried out an onsite inspection and prepared a report on the basis of which action is being taken.

The KMC is also looking for other buildings that create problems for flight management in the area. 

Published: 04-01-2016 09:03

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