Overtaking banned in Thankot-Nagdhunga road section during festival

2019-09-25, Kathmandu

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has banned overtaking for vehicles plying the one of the busiest entry points to the Kathmandu valley, Thankot-Nagdhunga road section. MTPD has put in place some new measures to facilitate the huge outflow of passengers from the Kathmandu Valley during the upcoming festivals such as Dashain, Tihar and Chhath, to ensure road safety as well as to curb the possible incidents such as of double-ticketing, blackmailing, overcharging among others by the ticket clerks.

Bhim Prasad Dhakal, MTPD Chief and Senior Superintendent of Police (SP) shared that the traffic personnel will conduct a special checking on the both private and public vehicles in various places in the valley four times a day. SP Dhakal informed that additional 430 human resources are mobilised for the regular checking on the vehicles at 368 places in the valley such as Nagdhunga, Kalanki, Swoyambhu, New Buspark, Chabahil, Gaushala, Koteshwor, Jagati, Satdobato, Balkhu, Dakshinkali, Sundhara and Old Bus Park among others.

Likewise, Saroj Sitaula, Federation of Nepali National Transport Entrepreneurs’ General-Secretary, shared that transportation entrepreneurs are making necessary arrangements to facilitate the estimated 2.5 million outbound passengers in Kathmandu Valley during the festival.

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