Kathmandu wears deserted look after people leave for Dashain celebration

Published On: October 10, 2016 09:28 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The capital city, which otherwise used to be teeming with people, is beginning to look almost deserted after people in large numbers left the Kathmandu Valley for home to celebrate the Dashain festival. 

More than 2.2 million people have left for their homes in various destinations from the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley. Shops at the main market places and city squares are also closed for the festival. There is less traffic on the roads and the movement of people is also sparse. 

People are facing problem travelling to different places in the Valley as very few public transport vehicles are plying. Biswas KC of Chitwan, who arrived home from Qatar in connection with celebrating Dasain festival, complained of facing problem going places in the Valley for lack of public transport. 

He was waiting for a taxi at local Anamnagar and said it has been two hours he has been looking for one and was not getting one. 

Although the Nepal Police and the Nepalese Army have been operating buses on different routes in the Kathmandu Valley for the convenience of the passengers during the Dasain period, many people do not have access to this service, it is stated. RSS 

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