KATHMANDU, Oct 24: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is grappling with a mounting backlog of unprinted driver's licenses, which has surpassed 1.2 million, as the printing process remains halted.
KATHMANDU, Oct 11: To enhance convenience for travelers during the upcoming Dashain festival, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has made the decision to open route permits for applications across Nepal from October 13 to October 28. This move aims to expedite travel during the festive season, allowing passengers to reach their destinations more efficiently.
KATHMANDU, Jan 31: The Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office has sent the driving licenses of 259 drivers who violated traffic rules more than five times to the Department of Transport Management for suspension.
KATHMANDU, Dec 17: Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office (KVTPO) has sent 60 driving licenses to the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) recommending their suspension from November 17 to December 15.
KATHMANDU, The government has withdrawn its decision to make the installation of embossed number plates on all old and new vehicles within mid-July after widespread criticism. However, the government has decided to make it mandatory for all vehicles registered after November 17, 2021 to get embossed number plates.
KATHMANDU, June 6: The Department of Transport Management has issued a notice to affix embossed number plates to all vehicles of Bagmati Province within the next one and a half months. According to reports, the number of vehicles registered in the province until mid-November of 2021 alone is more than 1.7 million.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Transport Management Office at Ekantakuna is yet to distribute some 70,000 driving licenses. The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has stated that it has sent all the smart driving license cards to the offices concerned for distribution after it cleared its backlog during the COVID-19 pandemic.
KATHMANDU, July 5: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has yet again called on vehicle owners to get embossed number plates for their vehicles. The distribution of embossed number plates drew a number of controversies in the past.
KATHMANDU, March 12: Bowing to protest by the Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs Association (NMTEA), the Department of Transport Management issued an official notice on Wednesday banning the use of private vehicles by paying passengers.
Acquiring driving license after passing the driving test should be predictable. But vast majority of applicants here have to wait for months on end to get them even though they have completed all the required processes.
KATHMANDU, Feb 12: Though the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) said on December 16 that the backlog of applications for smart driving license will be cleared in 'four-five months', more than 600,000 people are still to get driving license.
KATHMANDU, Dec 11: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) had started operation of mass printer nearly a month ago and during that time the backlog of smart driving license was 600,000 to 700,000 and now after a month of operation of mass printer the backlog still remains the same.
KATHMANDU, Nov 28: Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneur’s Association (NMTEA), an umbrella organization of registered taxi operators, has warned of strike after the government allowed operation of ride-sharing services and also announced that it would bring ride-sharing services under the ambit of the law.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The government has banned the use of private vehicles for public transport, apparently with a view to restrict various popular ride-hailing services currently in operation in Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Nov 7: It’s been a ritual for Manoj Waiba to visit the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) branch since he filed an application for renewal of his driving license two years ago. Every time he visits the DoTM’s Sukedhara branch, he is given bundles of cards and is asked to search through hundreds of cards to find his card.
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is yet to operate the mass printer for printing smart license cards, which it had brought from India in August. The delay in using the mass printer has led to increasing backlogs of smart license cards.
KATHMANDU, June 7: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has recently issued a 15-day ultimatum to all the electric scooter owners in the Kathmandu Valley to get their vehicles registered at the department.
KATHMANDU, Nov 1: Although the Department of Transport Management (DOTM) announced last week that printing of 600,000 smart driving licenses would be completed within 45 days, the actual printing work of the licenses has yet to begin due to some technical snags.
KATHMANDU, Sept 18: With the Dashain festival nearing, bus entrepreneurs have decided to open bookings from Thursday. Transport entrepreneurs agreed to do so after the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) agreed to address their demands of revising transport fares and unfreezing their bank accounts.