Incident Reports

Business operators around Bagbazar protest against parking ban imposed by KMC


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The shopkeepers of Bagbazar have started a symbolic protest by closing their shops after the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) imposed a complete ban on parking in the Bagbazar area. The shopkeepers complained that the complete ban on parking has affected their business. The shopkeepers started the protest by closing their shops from 1PM on Thursday. They have demanded the metropolis to allow parking in the area or else make arrangements for a parking lot. The KMC has been impounding vehicles parked on the streets of Bagbazar to manage traffic congestion.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Demonstration
Primary Cause Access/control of public land
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Chamber of Commerce and entrepreneur's associations
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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