8,700 Valley taxies fitted with automated billing machines

Published On: October 12, 2017 07:12 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 12: A total of 8,700 taxies of the 9,700 operating in the Kathmandu Valley have been fitted with an automated billing machine as part of the drive to check random charging of taxi passengers, according to the Nepal Bureau of Standards and Metrology (NBSM). 

The NBSM has launched a drive around eight months ago to install billing machines in taxis operating in the Valley in a bid to stop taxis from cheating passengers. 

The machine is being installed in around 100 taxies on a daily basis, said NBSM General Director Bishwababu Pudasaini. It costs between Rs 5,000 to Rs 8,000 to fit a billing machine in a taxi. 

Taxies without billing machines cannot operate in the Kathmandu Valley, said the NBSM.
Taxi meter tampering is rampant in the Kathmandu Valley.

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