KATHMANDU, Jan 12: Nepal Student Union (NSU) staged a sit-in for an hour in front of Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) office demanding dust-free Kathmandu.

The Student Union has drawn the attention of the government and the KMC toward the alarming level of pollution in Kathmandu and urged concerned authorities to take initiation to control the pollution in the valley.

NSU leader Deepak Bhattarai said that the sit-in was organized to caution the KMC for its idleness in making clean Kathmandu.

On the occasion, NSU handed over dust collected from various parts of the valley and mask to the deputy mayor Hari Prabha Khadgi as the symbol of their protest.

Receiving the dust and Mask, deputy Mayor Khadgi said that the KMC had been holding discussions with stakeholders and concerned bodies to control the dust that was resulted due to the road diggings works in Kathmandu streets which is part of Melamchi Drinking Water Project.

NSU Vice president Nabin Rai said that they would continue protest until the dust and pollution is controlled completely.

Photos: Mukunda Kalikote

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