A road widening drive was really required in the Kathmandu valley to deal with its ballooning traffic volume. Initiated in 2011, the drive initially brought cheers to the denizens of the valley, who were choking due to traffick congestion. But the way roads were widened only added miserey to many locals, mostly inidigenosu Newars. The drive rendered them homeless, and let them covered with dust. This article thus tries to analyze the highly political framework of 'eminent domain' and right to property in relation to road widening drive. This paper also tries to look into what the private property rights entail and the cases of violation of property rights of private individuals. Similarly, it will look nto how the private property rights have been undermined by a governemnt capable of physically taking away private property.
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