Kathmandu: The Supreme Court on Friday issued an interim order directing the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) to resume garbage collection from Singha Durbar premises, the Office of the President, and other government offices.
A single bench of Justice Prakashman Singh Raut issued the order hearing a writ petition filed on Monday by Advocate Padam Bahadur Shrestha.
According to the order, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City must resume garbage collection within three days of receiving the verdict.
Last week, Kathmandu Mayor Balen Shah took to social media stating that the local government would stop collecting garbage from Singha Durbar premises and other government offices as the federal government has not been supportive in addressing garbage management problems.
The Ministry of Urban Development since then assigned the task of collecting garbage to a private firm named Parivartan Sewa Pvt Ltd.