KATHMANDU, July 14: The government has hiked the public transport fares by 28 percent effective from Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, April 27: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has suspended the online application registration for driving license amid the rising risk created by the second wave of the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, March 26: Online form submission for acquiring a driving license that was suspended due to COVID-19 was reopened in the third week of December last year. The number of people filling out online license forms after 10 months of suspension has increased significantly. More than 700,000 service seekers are waiting for the practical test (trial) after filling online forms. However, the transport management Offices have not been able to provide the service as there is no date available for trials till January, 2022.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18: The government is making embossed registration number plates in private vehicles mandatory from mid-May. The move is aimed at completely replacing the hand-painted vehicle license plates.

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has made driving license forms unlimited starting Friday.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has printed more than 700,000 smart driving licenses during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Department used the lockdown period as an opportunity to clear the backlog.

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, Dec 16: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has claimed that the smart driving licenses backlog will be cleared within four or five months.

Govt again bans ride hailing services

November 21, 2019 08:09 am

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.

Finding your license a matter of luck

November 7, 2019 07:13 am

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, Aug 15: Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has claimed that smart license applications backlog will be cleared within three months.

KATHMANDU, August 13: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has decided to strictly implement the provision of two drivers on the long route vehicles.

KATHMANDU, July 9: A total of 617,252 people are using payment receipts issued by the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) as substitutes of driving license as of Monday, due to inability of the department to provide smart license to the applicants on a timely manner.

Kathmandu, June 30: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is printing 13,000 smart licenses again, as the information on the printed licenses earlier was not clear.

KATHMANDU, June 13: The government has increased public transportation fare by 12% to be effective from June 16.

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KATHMANDU, June 3: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has initiated process to ban heavy-duty cargo trucks in certain sections of the capital during daytime starting June 17.

KATHMANDU, March 23: One any given day, the office of transport management at Ekantakuna, under the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), is found to be in a state of total disarray. Service seekers are infuriated and frustrated as the office rooms are often empty, and most probably, nobody is available anywhere if one needed to ask anything or get anything done.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has halted the printing of smart driving licenses through Malika Incorporate after the firm was unable to complete the taks within the given deadline.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: After receiving a suggestion from the Department of Transport Management (DoTM), the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) from Saturday evening started taking action against the two-wheeler ridesharing services terming them ‘illegal’ and ‘unsafe’.

Move like ants

January 10, 2019 01:30 am

Have you seen ants stuck in traffic? Researches have proven that if we all drove more like ants walk, we would experience fewer traffic jams

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: The Commission for Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed a case of corruption against former Director General of Department of Transport Management, Chandraman Shrestha, at the Special Court.

KATHMANDU, Dec 6: Although, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) had announced two months ago to issue all the 600,000 backlog driving licenses within 45 days, it has only been able to print just 150,000 licenses so far.

KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is all set to reopen the applications for driving licenses from November 25.

KATHMANDU, July 4: The total number of motor vehicles plying across the country reached nearly 3.1 million as of mid-May, according to a data of Department of Transport Management (DoTM).

KATHMANDU, May 29: The Department of Transport Management has issued new directives for public vehicles movement permissions in the BP Highway at Dhulikhel-Sindhuli road section.

KATHMANDU, Feb 26: The Government has decided to provide 1500 taxi registration numbers to quake victims of 14 districts on March 8 through lottery.

KATHMANDU, Jan 18: In a bid to promote mass transportation in the Kathmandu Valley, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is preparing to remove small vehicles plying in the Valley from March-end.

KATHMANDU, Jan 5: The Department of Transport Management, Ekantakuna, Bagmati, has changed its layout for the practical test for driving licenses.

KATHMANDU, Aug 25: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is to take action against vehicles, operating their service from Kathmandu to Sindhuli-Bardibas via Dhulikhel if they are found taking more than the determined transport fare.