KATHMANDU, SEPTEMBER 16
The concerned stakeholders, during a meeting held here today, have decided to form several local- and central-level committees to regulate long-haul vehicles.
After the government announced it was allowing operations of long-haul vehicles to resume from Thursday, the Department of Transportation Management (DoTM) had held a meeting with Traffic Police Kathmandu, Federation of Nepali National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE), Nepal Transportation Workers Union, All Nepal Transport Workers Union and Nepal Transport Free Workers Union.
“In view of the fast-approaching festive season, the government has decided to operate long-haul vehicles and a meeting held today has decided to form several committees with involvement of local governments, provincial governments, entrepreneurs, highway hotels and traffic police to regulate the travel,” said Gogan Bahadur Hamal, director general of DoTM.
The formation of committees will begin from Thursday, he informed. The local committees will look into travel arrangements along the highway to destination, while central committees will look after arrangement of vehicles while departing from Kathmandu.
“The entrepreneurs have appreciated the government’s decision allowing to ferry passengers with only 50 per cent occupancy while charging 50 per cent additional fare,” he said. “The entrepreneurs and workers today have expressed commitment to follow all the health safety protocols set by the government,