Balen Shah, a rapper and structural engineer, is an independent mayoral candidate for the Kathmandu Metropolitan City.
Shah became popular among the Nepali youths as a rapper after the Raw Barz, the first ever rap battle league in Nepal.
He has recently made public his manifesto for the local level elections slated for May 13.
Here are the key highlights of his election manifesto:
1. To improve infrastructure, quality and environment of community schools and to give priority on technical education
2. To start ambulance, having all kinds of facilities, services under the Kathmandu Metropolitan City and to operate the services through call center
3. To conduct free home to home free health check-up for the people above 70 years of age
4. Roads, drainages and sewages among others will be repaired by physical infrastructure ambulances through call center
5. To connect GPS in all public transportation to track the location of vehicles
6. To revive old water resources to bring stone spout, Dhungedhara in Nepali and Hiti in Nepal bhasa into use
7. To install CCTV in all public vehicles for security reasons
8. To establish public toilets in all wards
9. To establish idea bank for employment and entrepreneurship promotion
10. To launch one house one tree campaign