Drone camera surveillance to curb garbage disposal into Bagmati

12th Feb, 2017 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Feb- 12: Anyone used to throwing garbage into Bagmati River? Beware! You may be caught and booked.

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As part of the Bagmati Clean-Up Campaign that reached its 196th weeks on Saturday, a team of scholars from Seoul University in South Korea is there to monitor to make sure that the river is clean.

As part of its job, the team will monitor with drone cameras and take pictures of those littering the river or encroaching upon the land belonging to the river (if any) and help book the rule violators.

The Korean team is expected to keep records of those dumping trashes in the river with photographs and submit the report to concerned authorities like the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Water Supply & Sanitation, Bagmati Civilisation Integrated Development Committee, respective Metropolitan City, Sub Metropolitan City and municipalities for necessary action to be taken against the violators.

“The team will be and will start monitoring the specified areas to ensure the river is clean and for that it has acquired approval from the government,” said the campaigner Umesh Bohara.

The areas from Utterbahine to Gokarneshwor Temple in Gokarneshwor Municipality, from Sinamangal to Min Bhavan and in Kathmandu Metropolis, from Teku Bridge to Sundarighat in Lalitpur Metropolitan City fall under the scope of the team, he said.

Meanwhile, 26 metric ton garbage has been extracted from Bagmati River as part of the mega cleaning campaign on Saturday.