City officials demolish a hut in vegetable market

The city corporation demolished a small hut near the vegetable market last Thursday at around 10 am. The same hut was demolished in 2007 and was reconstructed said Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee.

Thimphu Thromde officials said the hut was reconstructed without proper approval by the inhabitants of the hut – a beggar and a monk.

Aum Bida a local resident claimed that the land is hers and she has put up a letter to the Kidu Foundation in His Majesty’s office. Aum Bida’s son said that their parents being uneducated, were not aware of Thram number and hence do not have a Thram number allotted to this land.

The land on which the hut was built is 35 years old and it belongs to my parents, said Aum Bida’s son. He said they are waiting for a letter from the Kidu Foundation. Though the notice was served he claims that he should be informed about the demolition.

Thimphu Thrompon Kinlay Dorjee said “I have not done anything wrong and in favor of anybody, all are equal in front of me.  If I don’t do my work then Thimphu will be full of slums and ‘Baboos’. I want to make Thimphu city clean”.

In the past, when Thromde officials went to demolish some houses around Thimphu, they were attacked by the public. So now the Thrompon has taken the initiative to be there personally because he is ‘helping the city’.

Previously there were around five such houses demolished around Thimphu.  One such house demolished by the Thromde office was in Olakha, another in Hejo where there is a road construction in progress in that area. The city corporation also demolished an attic above the Royal Institute of Management (RIM).


Upasana Dahal / Thimphu

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