Kathmandu, March 15 -- After many failed attempts, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City has finally bought five broomer machines-of Italian company Dulevo International-to clean the city's dusty roads.

The metropolis has already brought in four machines.

One is still in the Birgunj customs office.

Spokesperson at the metropolis Ishwor Man Dangol said the broomer machines will come into operation only after two weeks, as the KMC needs to train its drivers to use the machines.

"We have brought in Indian drivers to train our drivers to operate the machines," said Dangol. He said the metropolis has paid Rs108 million to the Italian company for the machines.

Hari Kumar Shrestha, environment division chief at the metropolis, said the machines w...