Kathmandu Metro has requested (Nepal Telecommunications Authority) NTA to help set up telecom services at Bancharedanda. The local government led by Balendra Sah sent a letter to the regulator to bring communications in the area.
Bancharedanda is the newly chosen dumping site to transport garbage from Kathmandu. The area doesn’t have any telecom service yet despite being just 27 km off Kathmandu. Meanwhile, the area is 1.9 km west of the previous Sisdole landfill.
The city wrote a letter on Monday, June 14th to NTA to start telecom service at Bancharedanda.
The letter asked the regulator to “help” establish necessary telecom services at the landfill site. This is also part of the mayor’s effort to develop infrastructure to appease the locals for allowing his government to dump garbage on the metro.
Telecom service at Bancharedanda for the first time
So far, the landfill site has received no telecom service from any operator. So, we request NTA to facilitate setting up a tower and start telecom service, the letter reads. It states that communication services would help in the disposal of garbage at the landfill site.
The new mayor of Kathmandu Metro Balen Sah has made garbage management his top priority. He even said he won’t enjoy election success until he succeeds in keeping the city off the garbage by the roads. His government has recently agreed on terms with the locals around Bancharedanda to use the area as a landfill. For this, the local government has agreed on many conditions to bring health and security measures sot the people living close by.
Bnacharedanda lies near the border between Nuwakot and Dhading. Once the area receives telecom service, Bancharedanda would take one key step toward infrastructure building. It will be crucial for both government services as well as the people around to benefit from communication services.