The District Administration Office (DAO) in Kathmandu has extended restricted areas around crucial government locations.

The DAO had initially issued a prohibition order for a one-month period, covering areas such as Maitighar, the President’s Office, Prime Minister’s residence in Baluwatar, and other designated regions. Following the conclusion of that period, the restricted area has now been extended for an additional two months.

The newly designated prohibited area spans from Maitighar Mandala to Baneshwor Chowk. Specifically, the restricted zone around the President’s Office extends from the Old Pabitra Workshop Chowk to the east, the Samakhushi exit canal to the west, the south-east gate of the Nepal Police Academy to the north, and the police hospital to the south.

Similarly, a prohibited area has been identified around the Prime Minister’s Residence in Baluwatar. This area covers the stretch from the Old Pabitra Workshop Chowk through the Russian Embassy to Italia Chowk, 100 meters west of the road from the Speaker’s Residence to Gairidhara, 100 meters west from the Chief Justice’s Residence to Lazimpat, 100 meters to the east from Rastra Bank Chowk, and 50 meters south of Italia Chowk.

Jitendra Basnet, the Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, explained that due to gatherings at the residences, offices, or administrative centers of the country’s officials and main access routes, along with hunger strikes, sit-ins, and protests, the DAO has imposed a ban on such activities. Furthermore, gatherings of more than five people are now prohibited in these designated areas.