KMC bans sale of goods inside Hanuman Dhoka Durbar premises
KATHMANDU, August 11: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has issued a notice banning the sale of goods in the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar complex, a world heritage site, in order to make the experience of tourists hassle-free.
Also, people have been barred from smoking and drinking in the open areas within the said area. Similarly, vendors are prohibited from selling goods to tourists, making the uncomfortable, selling tea and corn, and sleeping around the palace premises at night.
Similarly, sports activities, posting posters and advertisements, and other activities that can affect the ancient monuments and religious beliefs of Durbar square will no longer be allowed including political gatherings, conferences, and programs.
People will now have to seek permission for shooting movies, and any other types of video-related content and to conduct local culture and traditional programs in the area.
According to the metropolis, this arrangement has been made to make the Hanuman Dhoka Durbar Square premises heritage-friendly and orderly.