Traders in New Road area protest after KMC bans vehicle parking

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Kathmandu: Traders and businesspersons of New Road area have protested after the Kathmandu Metropolitan City banned vehicle parking in the area.

The entrepreneurs protested by closing all shutters of shops in the area after the KMC announced ‘no parking area’ there from today. Earlier, vehicles were being parked at the New Road area.

Chairperson of Nepal National Federation of Entrepreneurs, Kumar Karki, said entrepreneurs of New Road area are in problems after the KMC decided to remove parking in an unscientific manner.┬áHe mentioned, “Ban of vehicle parking in the area has added more problems at a time when there is no good business.”

The KMC has removed vehicles parked in the New Road area from this morning. Chief of KMC Police, Raju Nath Pandey, shared that the decision to ban vehicle parking at New Road area was taken to ease the movement of people and ease crowds at the area. 

He added they have made arrangements for a free parking facility at Kathmandu Tower where 300 four-wheelers and 700 two-wheelers could be parked. The KMC carried out special cleanliness of the parking area this morning.