6,000 public vehicles to provide transport service in Dashain


KATHMANDU, Sept 14: Daily 6,000 public vehicles will provide transport services to the passengers to the safe destination during Dashain festival.

With huge exodus of people moving out from the Kathmandu valley for Dashain celebrations, more than 6,000 public vehicles are set to provide smooth transport services to the passengers.

However, there is no addition of new buses to serve the passengers this year.

According to Secretary-General of National Federation of Transport Entrepreneurs, Saroj Sitaula, they could not add new buses this time around due to exorbitant interest rates of banks and wretched road condition.

The Federation however had added public transport vehicles in a big numbers.

This year around 2.1 million people are estimated to leave the Valley for the celebrations of Dashain festival, according to the Transport Management Department.

Department’s Spokesperson Dr Tokraj Pandey, around 1.6 million people would travel to their destinations via public vehicles and around 500,000 people will use private vehicles for the purpose.

The government has opened tickets for long and medium route vehicles since September 12 in view of the Dashain festivals.

According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Chief Sarbendra Khanal, daily over 100,000 people would move out from the Valley during Dashain via four checkpoints.

In order the ease the passengers to get information about public transport, some 12 help desks have been set up in different parts of the Valley. RSS