Kathmandu, November 30:

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has collected over 90 per cent of the garbage

that was piled up at various corners of the City after the garbage collection was obstructed from November 23 to 27.

“Ninety per cent of the garbage has been collected and disposed, but it will take one more day to finish clearing all the garbage piled up during the five days,” Rabin Man Shrestha, the head of environment section of the KMC, said. According to him, stinking garbage piled up on roads in Thamel, Putalisadak, New road, Lazimpat, Baneshwor, Koteshwor, Kalanki and other places have already been cleared. “But we have yet to collect the garbage from Pradarshani Marg and the Gongabu area,” he added.

He said an organisation has shown interest in helping the KMC to collect the garbage this time. “We will provide vehicles and they will help us to collect the garbage tomorrow. The collection tomorrow will begin from the Gongabu chowk,” he said. “From tomorrow, the collection of piled up garbage will be over and the KMC will concentrate on solving this issue for ever,” he added.

Frequent disruptions in garbage collection have remained a common problem for KMC in garbage management for years.

“This time, the KMC is seriously seeking alternatives to the existing dumping site so that such disruptions can be avoided in the future,” Shakya said.

Last time, the disposal of the garbage was disrupted from November 23 after the Nagarjuna locals blocked the passage of trucks through the village.

The row was resolved on November 27 after the KMC agreed to provide a primary teacher for the Nagarjun Thulogaon Secondary School and Rs 100,000 to upgrade the school.