Traffic police on motorcycles patrolling the Nagdhunga-Naubise road section pictured on Saturday. Photo: Dipesh Shrestha/Republica
KATHMANDU, Oct 8: In view of the upcoming Dashain festival, Nepal Police has begun mobilizing special units at major highways including Nagdhunga-Naubise road section, which is the major entry point into Kathmandu.
Large number of vehicles entering and leaving the Valley during Dashain is one of the major causes of traffic congestion. Things get worse when vehicles gets stuck at prime entry points like Nagdhunga, Thankot, Pharping, Balaju, and Jagatti. Commuters are forced to suffer long hours in endless traffic jams, making their travel extremely tiresome and exasperating.
Nepal Police has formed a special task force under the instructions of Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal. Task force members include Metropolitan Traffic Police chief SSP Basanta Panta, chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Range Basanta Lama, and Dhading Police Chief SSP Dambar BK. The task force is responsible to ensure that the drivers follow lane discipline, manage overtaking, limit traffic jam, and remove damaged vehicles off the highways without delay.