Kathmandu, Feb 4: The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is to remove individuals’ houses and other physical structures constructed by encroaching upon the land belonging to the Pashupatinath Temple Trust.
PADT Spokesperson Rewati Raman Adhikari said a technical team of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City together with PADT is carrying out a search for such houses and structures along with a demarcation of the structures.
“We have started identification and demarcation of such structures since last Friday with the help of the technical team of KMC. This task will be completed in one or two days. Structures built by encroaching on public land will be dismantled,” he said.
PADT said individuals have been found to have encroached upon 3 ropanis, 6 anas and 1 paisa land at Gancha Pokhari of KMC -8, three ropanis 8 anas land at Bhagawansthan of KMC-3 and some land at Lama Pokhari, Sifal and constructed illegal structures.
PADT Chair and Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Sudan Kirati, has directed PADT and KMC to remove the illegal structures constructed by encroaching the PADT’s land. A meeting of the PADT Board on January 30 took a decision on this connection.