Kathmandu, July 29: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has deputed 28 engineers for onsite inspection to minimize the constructions taking place in violation of the officially approved maps.
The KMC has deployed 18 from the wards and 10 engineers from the centre for regular monitoring of all the buildings currently under construction. Around 10 to 15 residential and commercial buildings are built in Kathmandu on a daily basis.
KMC's engineer, Ram Thapa, said the decision for deploying engineers for regular monitoring at the construction sites was taken due to the fact that many residential buildings were found to have been built against the maps approved by the KMC.
Earlier, the KMC had been carrying out the inspection only after the houses were constructed. It used to inspect the construction sites only based on complaints.
It is estimated that 80 per cent of the total buildings in Kathmandu are built without compliance to the map endorsed by the metropolitan city. The houses are found to have violated a plethora of criterion including noncompliance with map, not leaving open spaces and adding more floors without permission. RSS
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