Locals obstruct waste disposal at Okharpauwa landfill site

KATHMANDU: Local people have obstructed pick-up trucks ferrying waste from Kathmandu to Okharpauwa landfill site, in Nuwakot district, on Wednesday.

The locals resorted to protest after Kathmandu Metropolitan City ignored to properly manage waste particularly during monsoon.

More than hundreds of pick-up truck carrying wastes were stranded along the road in the area, according to Assistant Sub Inspector Ram Prasad Koirala.

Locals have claimed that the foul smell spreading from the dumping site around the vicinity has hit their lives hard.

They also argued that some precautions should have been taken to prevent odour from spreading, like covering the dumping site with mud after waste disposal and sprinkling medicines to kill germs for prevention of  spread of diseases.

This is not the first time the locals have gone agitated demanding proper management of waste.

"We have put forward two-point demand. We have drawn the attention of concerned authority to resolve the matter at the earliest," said Chairman of Kakani rural municipality-2 Ghannath Bajgain.

Meanwhile, initiatives between the KMC representatives and local people have started to clear the obstructions.