500 volunteers mobilized to manage valley traffic

Traffic management in the Kathmandu Valley

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has mobilized 500 volunteers in different parts of the valley keeping in attention the traffic rush on the eve of the upcoming festivals Dashain, Tihar and Chhath.

The information was shared during a function organized jointly by the Traffic Police Division and the National Youth Council and UN Nepal in the capital on Sunday.

According to the Division, volunteers from 23 schools and colleges, two youth clubs and 16 transport offices have been mobilized in the valley streets under the Youth Mobilization Year-2076, while 10 popular artists and 12 air hostages are also joining the campaign.

The volunteers will help the pedestrian cross the roads through zebra crossing; help them use footpaths and sky bridge; help in the management of pick and drop as well as passengers at bus stops; and help the traffic in maintaining lane.

They will be mobilized in major parts of the valley including Durbarmarga, Keshar Mahal, Jamal, Ranodipp, Tri-Chandra College road, Votahiti, Bir Hospital, Juddha Salik, New Road, Nagasthan, Thapathali, Tripureshwor, Putalisadak, Singha Durbar, Maitighar, Kupondol, Pulchowk, Koteshwor, Baneshwor, Kalimati, Kalanki, New Buspark, Maharajgunj, Gaushala and in front of the B&B Hospital.

Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa and Inspector General of Nepal Police Sarbendra Khanal distributed uniform and identity cards to the volunteers.

Youth Council’s Executive Vice-president Madhav Dhungel, Kathmandu Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya, Youth and Sports Ministry Secretary Ram Prasad Thapaliya, Additional Inspector General of Police Thule Rai, Sports Ministry Vice-secretary Krishna Bahadur Basyal, Kathmandu Chief District Officer Janak Raj Dahal, Metropolitan Police Division Ranipokhari Chief Deputy Inspector General of Police Sailesh Thapa Tshetri, UNV Country Coordinator Moon Gurung, Federation of Nepal National Transport Entrepreneurs General Secretary Sajor Sitaula were also present in the program.

Photo: Mukunda Kalikote/Reporters’ Club Nepal