Kathmandu, June 26
The Lalitpur Metropolitan City (LMC) has decided to stop the sale and distribution of Panipuri and Chatpate in the metropolis from Saturday. LMC has banned the sale of Panipuri and chatpate, claiming that cholera bacteria were found in the water used in Panipuri.
According to Municipal Police Chief Sitaram Hachethu, the police have been asking people not to sell Panipuri by miking in the streets and alleys of the metropolis on Sunday.
Hachethu said that the metropolis has made internal preparations to stop the sale of Panipuri in the crowded areas and in the corridor area, stating that there is an increased risk of spreading cholera in the Valley.
Earlier, cholera was found in two people living in Bagbazar area of Kathmandu. The water source in the area was found to contain cholera bacteria.