One million leave Valley for Dashain

Published On: October 5, 2016 07:21 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: The number of people leaving the Capital for their respective homes has been steadily rising since the past few days. People involved in various profession and business, as well students from outside the Valley return home for Dashain festival every year. 

Since Gathasthapa on October 1, around one million people have left the Valley from five different exit points including Thankot, Kakani, Sankhu, Farping and Sanga, according to SP Lokendra Malla, spokesperson of the Metropolitan Police Division. The number of people leaving is increasing by the day as the festival approaches. 

Meanwhile, tickets of passenger vehicles including bus, jeep and micro-bus are still hard to find for those yet to leave for their respective home. Going home for Dashain is not yet ensured for Shyam Ghimire of Dang who has not been able to get a ticket even after several attempts. RSS

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