KATHMANDU, JUNE 20: The 'pick and drop' system for public transport introduced three months ago by traffic police is catching on.

TANAHUN, April 8: The locals of Shuklagandaki Municipality-2, Haledi, obstructed the Gachhepani-Kotre road section of Prithvi Highway for an hour on Sunday demanding that the road section be immediately upgraded. Commuters, in heavy number, were affected for an hour due to the shut down.

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.

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.

SURKHET, Sept 13: Whenever locals of Bheriganga Municipality-1 in Surkhet need to reach the district headquarters, they always have to undertake a perilous journey across the Bheri River. As there is no bridge over the river, they are forced to risk their lives using inflated rubber tubes to cross the river.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Normal life of commuters in the valley was heavily affected due to VVIPS motorcade of dignitaries participating in the fourth Summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) that started from Wednesday and have come to an end on Friday in Kathmandu.

Woes of the capital’s commuters

July 10, 2018 11:54 am

Various unmanaged road expansion that is going on in the valley is one of the major causes of transportation problem. It hampers the smooth flow of vehicles in the road

KATHMANDU, June 26: On June 14, at about 3:30 in the morning, Kiran Shrestha, 18, and Sundar Khadka, 21, were travelling on a motorbike from Thimi to Sallaghari when they suddenly encountered a cow lying prostrate in the middle of the road.

KATHMANDU, May 12: The Department of Transport Management's decision to take out 26 microbuses plying the Gongabu – Samakhusi – Ratnapark route has added to the transport woes of commuters here.

Commuters turn to carpooling

May 5, 2018 03:58 am

KATHMANDU, May 5: As the protesting transport cartels shut down vehicular movement nationwide on Friday, the general public turned to the environment-friendly practice of carpooling to get around the transportation problem.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Shutdown of public vehicles by various transportation entrepreneurs associations has affected movement of general people across the country.

DHADING, Oct 12: In a recent travel, Dinesh Sapkota got into a bus at Dhadingbesi at 7 am and reached Kathmandu at 5 pm. He had planned to complete works in Kathmandu by the evening and return to Dhadingbesi. But the plan failed to materialize due to the prolonged traffic snarl on the Naubise-Nagdhunga road section.

JUMLA, September 3: Nar Bahadur Gharti, who was traveling from Nepalgunj on a motorcycle, returned without reaching his destination in Jumla district. He could not move ahead towards his destination due to the massive dry landslide in Dahikhola area of the Karnali Highway's Kalikot section.

DHARAN, July 23: There are potholes everywhere in a one-kilometer road stretch of Koshi Highway that runs through Dharan. It has been about a month since the Road Division office (RDO), Biratnagar has been out of contact after piling up gravels in the same road.

Woes of public commuters

June 3, 2017 13:22 pm

Public transport within the valley is crowded and difficult owing to the fact that the city in recent days has turned into ‘Dustmandu’. With municipality offices pushing the Melamchi Drinking Water project and road expansion projects—few of them are ill-planned because workmen dig holes on the roads soon after construction—roads around the city now have extensive potholes which certainly affects the quality of public ride. Furthermore, drivers oftentimes seem resolved into pushing as many people through their doors as possible thus making the journey suffocating, if not dehumanizing.

KATHMANDU, April 21: The denizens of the Capital City have been plagued by the traffic jam.

Worn-out bridges posing risk to commuters

December 13, 2016 14:31 pm

NAWALPARASI, Dec 13: A large number of bridges in Nawalparasi stretch of the East – West highway have become outdated and in desperate need for repair.

DOLAKHA, Aug 1: Landslide caused by the incessant rainfall has affected transportation along the Lamosanghu -Jiri road forcing vehicles plying along the road to push their way through prolonged traffic jams.