MPTO withdraws odd-even rule amid criticism

Published On: November 30, 2018 10:39 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Nov 30 : The Metropolitan Traffic Police Office has withdrawn the odd-even rule from 11:30 today.

The MTPO withdrew the odd-even rule following the instruction of the Ministry of Home Affairs, the office said on Friday morning.

The odd-even rule was in place from Thursday. The MTPO brought the rule keeping in view the movement of Very Very Important Persons (VVIPs) during the Asia Pacific Summit 2018 which begins in Kathmandu on Saturday.

Earlier this week, the MPTO had decided to bring the odd-even rule for vehicular movement in force in the Valley from November 29 to December 3.

According to the odd-even rule, vehicles with odd number plates were allowed to run in the streets of the Valley on odd-numbered dates while vehicles with even number plates would be allowed to run on even-numbered dates.


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