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Encroachment of Tukucha rivulet : Disregard of riverine ambience, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 20/09/2022)

KMC demolishing unauthorized structures in Sorakhutte area (rep 14/09/2022)

KMC demolishes unauthorized structures at Machhapokhari (rep 12/09/2022)

KMC starts removing structures illegal structures built in Pashupati area (rep 09/09/2022)

Support KMC regeneration campaign : Shah does not have a strong political backing hence Kathmandu residents and civil society should hold him up (ae 08/09/2022)

KMC urges people to pass house design within 90 days (kh 08/09/2022)

Mayor Shah’s demolition drive draws cheers, but concerns too : Small shop and business holders in Kathmandu Metropolitan City say they were not notified about the action in advance and they have nowhere to go now, by Anup Ojha (kp 05/09/2022)

In a new drive, Kathmandu Metropolitan City is removing digital hoarding boards : Urban planners and heritage activists welcome the move, saying visual pollutants must be cleared to keep the city clean, by Anup Ojha (kp 01/09/2022)

Demolition of illegally constructed buildings: A step in the right direction, by Jiba Raj Pokharel (ht 30/08/2022)

KMC gives 24-hour ultimatum to vacate Suraj Arcade basement shops in New Road (kh 29/08/2022)

Kathmandu Metropolis bulldozes illegal structures in front of Kathmandu Mall (nlt 24/08/2022), Kathmandu Metropolitan City intensifies bulldozing illegal structures : On Wednesday, the KMC bulldozed illegal structures in front of Kathmandu Mall, RB Complex and London Pub. The KMC is continuing its drive to clear illegal structures (nlt 24/08/2022), “KMC will continue to demolish illegal structures” (kh 25/08/2022), Metropolis bulldozes Alphabeta's illegal structure (rep 25/08/2022), Mayor praised for launching demolition drive : City officials say if all basements are cleared of illegal businesses then much of the parking problem will be solved, by Anup Ojha (kp 26/08/2022), On third day of its demolition drive, KMC clears passport office basement : After the City vacated the basement Friday, the office published a notice saying the basement will be used as a parking lot from Sunday onwards, by Anup Ojha (kp 27/08/2022), Demolishing illegally-built structures KMC’s rights: Mayor Balen (kh 28/08/2022)

Valley authority’s move to plant saplings on narrow footpaths draws flak : Development authority aims to ‘beautify’ the city by planting saplings on footpaths. Pedestrians and urban planners say that doesn’t make sense, by Anup Ojha (kp 21/08/2022)

Kathmandu: Confronting to Restore Lost Paradise, by Hari Prasad Shrestha (kp 28/07/2022)

Squatter settlements in Kathmandu : The monsoon’s drenched splendour has its own appeal, but not to squatters. For them, every monsoon is a nightmare (nlt 16/07/2022) [in pics]

Increasing concrete cover in Valley causing more urban floods : Experts for building infiltrating ponds to avert flood disasters and recharge groundwater, by Aakriti Ghimire (kp 20/05/2022)

High-rise buildings on the rise in Valley (in pics) (nlt 09/04/2022)

Recommendation to free 44,000 ropanis of land for new cities in Kathmandu (rep 25/03/2022)

Where are Kathmandu’s trees? But trees are important to make a city livable. Not only do trees make any space aesthetically pleasing, they also help regulate urban heat and are great filters for pollutant, by Cilla Khatry (ae 17/02/2022)

City beautification: Govt delay to release funds affects work, say authorities (kp 08/01/2015)
Documents / Websites

National Urban Development Strategy, 2017, by Government of Nepal, Ministry of Urban Development Urban Development and Physical Planning Division

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