Kathmandu: Advocate Padma Bahadur Shrestha has filed a writ in the Supreme Court against the decision of Mayor Balendra (Balen) Shah of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) who directed not to collect garbage from the President’s Office Sheetal Niwas and the Prime Minister’s residence along with the Singhadurbar.
Shrestha has filed a writ stating that the right to live in a clean and healthy environment will be violated if there is no regular garbage collection.
Similarly, since Kathmandu Metropolitan City did not receive the decision not to collect garbage immediately, if it had made an illegal decision, the decision is against the law, and it has been requested in the writ petition to cancel the decision by sending the order.
In addition, the Prime Minister’s Office has also requested in the writ to immediately coordinate and arrange garbage collection and to issue a mandate in the name of the metropolis and the Prime Minister’s Office to collect garbage in the area.
Mayor Shah of Kathmandu Metropolitan City has taken the stand of not picking up garbage from places including the Lion Palace, saying that the central government has not coordinated with them.
He has accused the government of neglecting to take initiative and coordinate many times, giving 14-point explanation for not picking up garbage through his social media .