KATHMANDU — Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has taken action against 84 people in the current fiscal year so far for littering and not disposing wastes at designated sites.
KMC collected Rs 237,350 in penalty from the people who were fined.
Chief of the operations section at KMC’s Environment Management Division, Meen Bahadur Thapa said that 84 people were booked for throwing wastes at places other than the designated waste collection sites and not disposing them in KMC’s garbage collection trucks.
He said a majority of those booked for littering are from Putalisadak, Bagh Bazaar, New Road, and Jamal areas.
Penalty for littering ranges between Rs 500 and Rs 100,000.
KMC has been managing 800 metric tonnes of solid waste every day.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.