KATHMANDU, Nov 2: A campaign against violation of traffic rules has been intensified in Kathmandu Valley. Traffic police have taken action against 12,711 drivers from different areas of the valley within a week.

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.

How sane are we?

December 22, 2020 06:40 am

Imagine the wonder if everyone follows the road rules: There will be less accidents, many lives will be saved.

BAJURA, Dec 26: Police have started implementing the road safety measures strictly, aiming at the smooth and lawful operation of both short- and long-distance vehicles in the district.

SINDHUPALCHOWK, Dec 24: In a bid to reduce road accidents, police have arrested two bus drivers from the Kathmandu-Chautara route of the Araniko Highway for over-speeding.

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, June 25: Over 41,000 drivers have been booked for violating the 'no-horn' policy in the Kathmandu Valley ever since this policy was introduced on April 14, 2017.

RASUWA, April 10: The Chinese government has started providing temporary passes to Nepali container drivers to enter Kerung, a bordering town to China's Tibetan Autonomous Region with the objective of improving trade relations between the two nations.

AMARGADHI, Feb 4: Traffic police have taken action against more than 1,700 drivers in the last six months of the fiscal year 2075/76.

RASUWA, Jan 9: The Chinese side agreed to provide a 15-day temporary pass to Nepali drivers with valid passports to enter to Kerung, a bordering town with China's Tibetan Autonomous Region, to help facilitate smooth trade between the two countries.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through CC camera in Kathmandu valley.

'Refreshment Rooms' into operation

October 11, 2018 19:20 pm

DOTI, Oct 11: Police have set up 'refreshment rooms' for drivers of long route vehicles to help reduce road accidents.

PALPA, Sept 19: As many as 200 drivers of Palpa handed over copies of their driving license to Chief District Officer (CDO) protesting against the new provisions in the Criminal code and Transportation Act.

RATNANAGAR, July 26: The three-wheeler drivers, who were staging a demonstration against the decision of the administration to bar them from the highway, have called off their protest program.

KATHMANDU, July 3: Records maintained by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Office (MTPO) show an increase of about 10 percent in accidents involving two wheelers. MTPO's data on accidents in fiscal year 2017/18 up to June 14 reveal that the number of accidents involving two wheelers has reached an all time high of 3,700 claiming 96 lives.

POKHARA, May 17: Police have arrested 36 taxi drivers of Pokhara for overcharging passengers and refusing to use fare meter. All of them were arrested from various parts of the metropolis on Tuesday.

Women drivers of Kathmandu

March 12, 2018 12:11 pm

KATHMANDU, March 12: Nepal is basically a patriarchal country where males are considered as the breadwinners, while women are expected to stay inside the house and take care of the family.

POKHARA, Jan 11: Taxi drivers in Pokhara obstructed vehicular movement for nearly two hours on Wednesday morning to protest police action against their colleagues who refused to go by meter.

TIKAPUR, Nov 6:  A large number of e-rickshaw drivers and entrepreneurs in Tikapur Municipality staged a protest on Sunday by shunning their service for the whole day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 16: The number of people driving vehicles without a driving license is on the rise in Kathmandu Valley.

BIRGUNJ, Jan 25: Police arrested two fuel tank drivers red handed and took under control two tankers in Birgunj yesterday.

Types of drivers around Kathmandu

January 10, 2017 23:00 pm

It hasn’t been very long since I got my driver’s license and started riding my scooter around Kathmandu. But instead of enjoying my ticket to independence, I am frustrated and sometimes even get road rage. Someone really needs to teach people of Kathmandu the proper way to drive and show decency while driving.

KATHMANDU, Dec 2: Soaltee Crowne Plaza Kathmandu has been organized various events and activities since November 25 as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities on the occasion of its Golden Jubilee celebrations.

BIRATNAGAR, Nov 23: Supply of petroleum products from the Biratnagar-based regional depot of Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has come to a complete halt after the tanker drivers resorted to a strike with ‘irrelevant’ demands.

Sick of getting temporarily blinded by drivers using their high-beam headlights at night, more and more Chinese are equipping the rear windows of their cars with scary reflective decals featuring ghosts, vampires or monsters.

Aspiring drivers to get second chance

November 11, 2016 11:23 am

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: In view of easing the procedure to obtain driving license for the general public, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) has introduced a new provision that allows aspiring drivers to appear for driving tests up to three times altogether in 90 days if they fail the test in one go even after passing the written exam.

CHITWAN, Oct 4: In an attempt to minimize road accidents during the Dashain festival, authorities have made it compulsory for drivers plying the East-West Highway from Chitwan to have eyesight tested.

KATHMANDU, Sept 29: Even as taxi drivers in the Kathmandu Valley intensified their protest against police crackdown for discouraging meter fraud and overcharging, the government authorities continued to maintain that they would not bow to the irrational demands raised by the drivers.

JHAPA, Aug 20: Manohari Neupane and his wife Kamala had a narrow escape from serious accident on Friday noon as a public vehicle nearly hit them at Budhabare-3.

KATHMANDU, Aug 16: Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Deputy Inspector General (DIG) Prakash Aryal has said that only stern legal action against reckless drivers can help reduce number of road accidents, which has been increasing at an alarming rate.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Ambulance drivers associated with government as well as private hospitals and voluntary organizations ferry patients to hospitals most of the times negotiating their way through heavy traffic in the Kathmandu Valley.

BANGKOK, June 21: Several convicted drunken drivers were brought to a Bangkok morgue today to see a corpse and reflect on the gory consequences of their actions as part of a program aimed at combating the carnage on Thailand's roads.

Police detain 20 trucks, 4 drivers

June 18, 2016 17:15 pm

ILAM, June 18 : Police have detained 4 drivers impounding 20 trucks in different places of Mechi Highway, accusing them of carrying wood logs to supply them without any legal papers.