VIDEO: People start leaving Kathmandu for Dashain, ticket bookings underway

Published On: October 5, 2020 08:05 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 5: With the Dashain festival just a few weeks away, a large number of people have started leaving Kathmandu for their home districts. 

However, ticket counters at New Buspark in Gongabu this year reported fewer people owing to the fear of contracting COVID-19. 

Bus operators have made an arrangement to book tickets online to avoid crowds at the counter this year. Passengers said they did not have to face hassles to get bus tickets this year.

Bus operators said they have made arrangements  to keep only one passenger in two seats in each row of the bus in view of the possible spread of COVID-19. 

The government had opened ticket booking for long-distance transportation service starting September 17. 

Passengers are required to abide by the health protocol issued by the health ministry. 

Transport entrepreneurs said they decided to operate their vehicles even in the midst of COVID-19 pandemic out of the feeling to serve people.

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