DoTM mulling over implementing e-ticketing for long-haul travel



The is preparing to implement for long-haul vehicle services.

Long-haul vehicle services have resumed from today and to avoid the crowd at ticket counters of bus parks, the DoTM has held discussions with public vehicle entrepreneurs for e-ticketing.

“The planning is still in the preliminary phase. We are having needful discussions with the stakeholders.

As the digital platform has become popular and easier, we are thinking of implementing e-ticketing system for long-haul vehicle services, considering the current pandemic,” Gogan Hamal, director general of DoTM said, adding, “If things pan out, we will introduce the system soon.”

Service providers who can introduce e-ticketing system have been requested to begin the services while for others, the DoTM will take further decision, he added.

“A few bus service providers are equipped to provide e-ticketing. So, we are trying to reduce the crowd in the ticketing counters as much as possible,” he added.

DoTM will promote e-ticketing in coordination with public vehicle entrepreneurs and online bus ticket booking services. Currently, there are more than a dozen online bus booking services, including digital platforms e-Sewa and Khalti digital wallet.

Bijay Swar, senior vice-president of the Federation of Nepali National Transport Entrepreneurs, however said that the e-ticketing service

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