Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has started removing structures built without design approval.
On Wednesday morning, a team led by KMC Mayor Balen Shah and Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police chief Mira Chaudhary demolished such structures built without approval and flouting building codes at Kathmandu Mall in Sundhara.
Police had already vacated the shops operating there before tearing down the illegal structures.
The metropolitan city has also removed unauthorized structures from RB Complex in Khichapokhari. It says it will next demolish similar structures built at Bira Complex in New Road.
KMC had issued a 35-day notice to the buildings to remove the structures, but they did not pay heed to its notice.
KMC has been demolishing such structures saying they were constructed for purposes other than the ones in the approved designs.
It recently demolished structures that housed shops in an underground parking space in New Baneshwor.
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