The recent prohibition of parking in the New Road area by Kathmandu Metropolitan City has led to widespread protests from shopkeepers and local business owners.

They argue that the ban on parking will lead to a loss of business.

Affected stakeholders are urging the Metropolitan City to revoke the decision.

City officials have stated that the ban on parking in the New Road area is to address traffic congestion in the business hub of the capital.

KMC has disclosed that Kathmandu Tower can accommodate three-hundred four-wheelers and seven-hundred two-wheelers.

Estimates from last year state the number of two and four-wheelers inside Kathmandu Valley exceed 1 million.