KATHMANDU, April 26: The Election Commission (EC) has decided to permit public vehicles to operate freely in Ilam constituency-2 and Bajhang Provincial Assembly Constituency- 1 (a), where the by-elections will be held.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Along with the introduction of an automated pricing system for petroleum products, the government has also reduced the fare of public vehicles. After the automatic system reduced the price of diesel and petrol, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) also adjusted the fare rates of public transport.

KATHMANDU, June 2: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) will not allow public vehicles to operate from outside the bus park from June 16.

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: When the Department of Environment checked 341 public vehicles from December 2 to December 23, 41 percent of the vehicles failed to meet the emission standard. In the capital city, Kathmandu, emissions from vehicles have been a major factor resulting in air pollution.

Govt hikes public transport fares

May 18, 2022 12:45 pm

KATHMANDU, May 18: The government has decided to increase the fares of long-distance vehicles by 3.5 percent.

KATHMANDU, Oct 1: Passengers without masks will not be allowed to travel in public transport in the Kathmandu Valley. The decision was taken at a meeting with the chief district officers of three districts of the Kathmandu Valley (Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur) with effect from Friday morning.

Govt also decides to scrap odd-even rule in the Valley

KATHMANDU, June 29: Following the easing of prohibitory orders by the district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley, public buses have begun to operate from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, June 29: Following the easing of prohibitory orders by the district administration offices in the Kathmandu Valley, means of public transport have begun to operate from Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, April 19: The government has directed public vehicles to bar those people who are not wearing facemasks from entering the vehicle.

KATHMANDU, Oct 31: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has warned of action against passenger vehicles if they fail to put on display the list of fare rates.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: The local administrations of the federal capital of the country, the Kathmandu Valley, had decided to allow public passenger vehicles to ply the roads according to the odd-even rule by following health safety protocols and limiting the number of passengers to half the capacity. However, due to the lack of proper inspection by the responsible governing bodies, the public vehicles are turning into hotspots for COVID-19 transmission.

Khotang, Sept 17: The District Administration Office in Khotang has requested public vehicle operators to run theirvehicles with one passenger in a row. The decision passed by the Council of Ministers on Wednesday has allowed the vehicles to resume public vehicle service that had been halted to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. However, in order to prevent and control the transmission of the virus, the DAO has requested the vehicle operators to resume the service with less than 50 percent of the seat capacity.

KATHMANDU, Sept 17: Transportation entrepreneurs and trade unions have agreed to put five minimum safety measures in place while operating long, medium and short routes public transportation services.

THE HAGUE, Netherlands, April 29: In cities around the world, public transit systems are key to getting workers back on the job and restarting devastated economies, yet everything from trains and buses to ferries and bicycles will have to be re-imagined in the coronavirus era.

KATHMANDU, March 23; Chitwan has restricted entry of any public vehicles from other districts as a precautionary measure against coronavirus outbreak.

Writings on the trucks

April 27, 2019 00:05 am

Writing comes so naturally to them.  I wish I could write like them. Have no clear idea of what I am talking about? Well, I am talking about the hands that write those beautiful, catchy, funny, witty, immortal and lyrical (at this point, I have run out of adjectives to describe them adequately) lines on public vehicles.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has identified places for constructing public toilets. KMC is building toilets at 69 places where the public vehicles stop for passengers to get on board and disembark.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Inspector General of Police (IGP) Sarbendra Khanal on Sunday claimed that Nepal Police is working to come up with a program in line with the Community-Police Partnership Campaign in order to address the increasing violence against women and children in public vehicles.

KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Due to extra workload, Tilak Dhital, 20, of Kathmandu’s Samakhusi occasionally works up to 7:30 pm at his Baneshwar-based office. Since finding public vehicles at such hours is rare, Dhital made use of the service of two-wheeler ridesharing companies such as Tootle and Pathao.

Route permit open from today

October 10, 2018 09:38 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: The Department of Transport Management has opened route permit for public vehicles from today.