KATHMANDU, April 14:   The Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office has launched the 'Traffic Awareness Special Campaign-2081' beginning today. The campaign aims to develop a civilized road culture through the promotion of traffic awareness.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Traffic police have taken action against 39,272 people for driving under the influence of alcohol in the last six months in the country. During the period, 242 people were also found driving under the influence of drugs and penalized.

KATHMANDU, Nov 22: The Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office has requested the people to come out with their vehicles on roads only for urgent work tomorrow.

As the Dashain festival unfolded this year in the Kathmandu Valley, the citizens were greeted with a welcome surprise – a significant reduction in the instances of crime, creating an atmosphere of peace and security.

KATHMANDU, Oct 2: The traffic police have concluded that breach of traffic rules and overspeed are the main reasons for traffic accidents.

KATHMANDU, July 16: Traffic police has taken action against 149 drivers who were driving under the influence of drugs in the fiscal year 2079/80 in Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, July 5: The traffic police have taken action against more than 2200 riders for violating the traffic rules in various places of Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Public transportation in the Kathmandu Valley came to a grinding halt for several hours on Monday afternoon due to a massive protest launched by transport entrepreneurs against the 'excesses' of the traffic police.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The traffic police took action against 1,407 drivers on Saturday for flouting various traffic rules. Among those facing action, 446 faced the music for keeping unclear number plates and four for drink-and-driving.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Traffic police have punished 3,070 motorists in a single day in the Kathmandu Valley. According to the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, they were punished at various places in the valley for violating traffic rules on Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, September 14: According to the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, the spectators going to observe the Indra Jatra at Basantpur in Kathmandu this evening will be allowed to park their vehicles in the open air theater (Khula Manch) of Ratnapark.

KATHMANDU, August 7: Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office has relaunched the ‘No Horn’ campaign from today.

KATHMANDU, June 29- A traffic police personnel has been suspended for physically assaulting a doctor in Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, June 28: A doctor has been assaulted by traffic cops in Lalitpur. Dr. Kul Bahadur Ghising was attacked by traffic police constable Rajendra Thapa while working at a health academy in Pulchowk.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The District Traffic Police Office, Khotang, has collected almost 4 million rupees in fines till the first nine months of the current fiscal year.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has launched a civic awareness campaign in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, Jan 12: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has introduced a system that allows drivers to pay fines for violating traffic rules using a Prabhu-Pay kiosk machine. With this, traffic rules violation fines can be paid from Prabhu-Pay kiosk machines at 309 places in the Kathmandu Valley, including the Traffic Division.

KATHMANDU, OCT 17: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has collected Rs 3.30 million in fine for drink-driving on Friday-- the day of Vijaya Dashami.

KATHMANDU, April 1: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has felicitated as many as 34 traffic police personnel for honestly carrying out their duties without being lured by any economic advantage.

KATHMANDU, Feb 3: The Metropolitan Police Traffic Division has started to receive a fine amount from traffic rule violators through an online payment method.

In the last 10 days, traffic police have already booked almost 500 drunk drivers

KATHMANDU, Dec 1: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has started virtual awareness class for traffic light violators from Monday.

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.

There are at least 71 active COVID-19 cases among traffic police personnel in Valley

POKHARA, July 23: Traffic police personnel in Pokhara have been spreading awareness among the people against the global pandemic of novel coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, July 19: Traffic police personnel are busy inspecting the public vehicles in Kathmandu as public transportation resumed a few days ago.

KATHMANDU, March 21: Considering the growing global Coronavirus (COVID-19) threat, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) has initiated a new drive for creating awareness against the disease-carrying signboards with safety measures to make the people aware about the spread of the virus.

KATHMANDU, March 17: Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has imparted traffic safety education to 129,000 people in the past three months.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: The Traffic Police have taken to one of the country's traditional folk musical instruments, the Sarangi, to create awareness among people on road safety.

Traffic policemen held with bribe

February 9, 2020 12:19 pm

RUPANDEHI, Feb 9: Two traffic police officers were held by the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA), Butwal, with bribe on Friday.

Traffic Police fine Magne Buda

January 22, 2020 17:20 pm

Comedian Kedar Prasad Ghimire aka Magne Buda was penalized on Wednesday after violating traffic rules.

Too many vehicles, too short road

January 19, 2020 09:14 am

The traffic lights are out of order. They have been dead since I started walking the route. I always have to cross this section of the road to reach my workstation. It’s a long-stretched singular road with interior subways adjoining it. Making a cross always feels like an uphill battle. The traffic police are occasionally spotted at duty.

It’s a circus out there

September 13, 2019 10:09 am

Anyone who drives a car or rides a bike knows the frustrations of the road. Never mind the perpetual traffic jams and the chaos that ensues, it’s the general sense of indiscipline and lack of respect for one another that makes being out there on the road such a strenuous affair.

12,000 taxi drivers faced action

August 7, 2019 09:53 am

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: Traffic police have taken action against 12,749 taxi drivers in Kathmandu Valley for cheating passengers in various pretexts.

KATHMANDU, July 14: In recent times, there has been an increasing trend in road accidents across the country.

KATHMANDU, June 24: The Traffic Police have booked 940 drivers for over speeding. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has stepped up campaign to reduce over speeding, citing an increase in accidents due to this.

KATHMANDU, June 4: Amid the rising trend of road accidents in the Kalanki-Koteshwor stretch of the Ring Road, the Metropolitan Traffic Police (MTP) has started a campaign to measure and control the over speed of the vehicles with the use of laser-equipped speed gun.

KATHMANDU, April 7: Since Thursday, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), Baggikhana, has started clearing out the encroached footpaths in the capital and opening the otherwise shut river corridors with the target to complete these works in three months. The action comes as a part of the division's nine-point working procedure which will span three months. The division has been running such operation repeatedly over the past few years but none of them have been able to bear fruits.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Traffic police has intensified surveillance on vehicles violating the no-horn rule in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Dec 17: As traffic police enforced pick and drop rule in the core city areas in Kathmandu including Jamal, Ratnapark, Tundikhel and Bhadrakali starting from Sunday to reduce traffic congestion, commuters are least impressed with the idea that it would help them manage traffic effectively.

UDAYPUR, Dec 2: Udaypur Traffic Police have started imparting awareness to tipper drivers in the district through on-the-road awareness classes. The traffic police took the initiative to start classes for tipper drivers and helpers following the alarming rate at which tippers have been causing accidents resulting in deaths and severe injuries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Despite various efforts by traffic police to reduce road accidents, on an average 160 people are killed every year in around 5,300 major road accidents in the three districts of the Kathmandu Valley, according to the figures provided by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD).