Thamel to operate 24/7 starting April 13

KATHMANDU: Thamel, the bustling heart of Kathmandu's tourism sector, is set to transition into a round-the-clock hub starting April 13.

The Thamel Tourism Development Council has announced the commencement of full-time business operations in Thamel and Durbar Marga areas, coinciding with the Nepali New Year.

Council Chairperson Bhabiswor Sharma affirmed that all necessary arrangements have been finalized to facilitate continuous operation in these areas.

The District Administration Office, Kathmandu, will oversee security and management aspects to ensure a smooth transition.

Assistant Chief District Officer Hari Prasad Sharma assured that security measures have been meticulously planned to enforce the night-time business operations.

Additionally, safety protocols, formulated in consultation with stakeholders, will be strictly implemented.

All tourism-related establishments, including clubs, dance venues, and discos, will remain open, offering visitors and locals alike an extended window to experience Thamel's vibrant atmosphere.

Chairperson Sharma clarified that apart from Bhagawanbahal, night-time business activities will be permitted throughout Thamel, following extensive consultations with stakeholders.

Businesses failing to comply with prescribed standards and regulations will face closure starting April 14, underlining the commitment to maintaining quality and safety standards in the area.

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