Kathmandu Metropolitan City has prohibited vehicles inside the Hanumandhoka premises
To protect the originality of the heritage, the Metropolitan Municipality has prohibited vehicles inside the Hanumandhoka, a famous heritage area in Nepal. Dhruv Bhujel, in-charge of Hanuman Dhoka, Metropolitan Police Force, Kathmandu, informed that the Metropolitan Corporation has prohibited vehicles from Salik Gate of New Road to the Basantpur area.
He said that since Monday, vehicles have been banned from the heritage area. Further decisions will be taken after a meeting with Mayor Balendra Shah and officials of the heritage area on Wednesday. According to him, you must park at New Road, Vishal Bazar, and other outer areas to visit the heritage area.
Similarly, Metropolitan Police Dhruvsingh Thapa informed that vehicles except for ambulances and fire engines cannot enter the heritage area. Entry into the heritage area is prohibited from Salik Gate onwards.
All the vehicles, ambulances, fire engines, and water trucks have been stopped since yesterday,” Thapa said. “Tomorrow, a meeting will be held here under the chairmanship of the mayor, and further decisions will be taken. A new road for parking, the parking system outside the huge bazaar, and coming on foot has started.
As the Basantpur is an ancient heritage, it is the understanding of the metropolis that it is necessary to preserve its originality.