The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has rescued a total of 367 street people as of yesterday in the past few weeks.
KMC informed that the street people were rescued as part of the campaign to announce Kathmandu a beggar-free zone. Among the rescued, 215 people were handed over to their respective families whereas 152 were sent to the Manav Sewa Ashram, a shelter house for homeless people.
KMC had launched the campaign to rescue street people on December 12 in its bid to declare the city a “street beggar-free zone”. The campaign is being run with the coordination of Manav Sewa Ashram.
Among the rescued, 308 are men, 52 are women, and seven are children.
As per the campaign, KMC will rescue people living in the streets for three months and will announce Kathmandu Valley a beggar-free zone.
Earlier, Butwal Sub-metropolis was declared a street beggar-free zone on December 21 following a year-long campaign to rescue beggars living on the streets. Before this, Bharatpur Metropolitan City was declared a “street beggar-free zone” on October 26.