KATHMANDU, July 16: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is all set to bring the time card system into operation for cargo vehicles plying from Jagati of Bhaktapur to Koteshwar of Kathmandu beginning from July 17.
The traffic police is implementing the time card system in its bid to minimize the increasing traffic accidents in the Kathmandu Valley.
As per time card system, goods-carrying vehicles like trucks, tippers, vans etc will have to maintain speed limit of 40 kilometres per hour on the six-lane road from Jagati to Koteshwar.
Similarly, the MTPD has brought a plan according to which the goods-carrying vehicles and public transport vehicles will be required to operate on the left lane while motorcycles, cars, taxis, tourist buses and buses operated by diplomatic missions on the right lane of the road from Jagati to Koteshwar. This rule will come into effect from July 17.
The MTPD has also prohibited entry of trucks and tippers in the Kathmandu Valley from 8 am to 12 noon and from 3 pm to 8 pm on view of traffic management.
There are three million eighty thousand vehicles plying all over the country and 1.1 million vehicles operating in the Kathmandu Valley alone at present.