Kathmandu, June 22
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has sought suggestion from the Department of Roads and engineers of Thapathali Engineering College on the type of broomers that would be appropriate for Valley roads.
According to Spokesperson at the KMC office Gyanendra Karki, the KMC is seeking expert suggestion on the type of road brommers it should procure. “We are holding discussion with experts and we have asked them to submit their report without delay.”
KMC had begun the process of procuring road broomers and tree planting machine from India four months ago. It had decided to import the equipment from India to control dust pollution. It said the Ministry of Finance had released Rs 180 million for the import of broomers and a tree planting machine.
KMC officials said experts would select broomers for Kathmandu by checking them practically. While German-made broomer costs more than Rs 30 million, broomers made in other countries can be bought for Rs 20 million. Though the KMC is preparing to procure the equipment from India, it still hasn’t finalised the number of brommers it would import.
A version of this article appears in print on June 23, 2017 of The Himalayan Times.