KATHMANDU, Dec 1: New applicants for a driving license are compelled to wait for around two years for their turn as more than 650,000 people have applied at the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) to take driving license tests.
KATHMANDU, Nov 29: The government is implementing vehicle tracking system (VTS) on the long-route public vehicles, which will help the authorities concerned to track speed and status of the vehicles being operated to distant locations.
KATHMANDU, Nov 16: The Department of Transport Management (DoTM) , which has been facing difficulties due to overwhelming applicants of driving license, has stopped taking online applications during office hours.
KATHMANDU, Oct 29: The online application system for driving license has been closed. Within four days of the Department of Transport Management opening applications for licenses for all types of vehicles, a technical problem was detected in the system. The online application system has been shut down since Thursday for repairs.
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, 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, 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, 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, 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’.
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, 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, 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.