KATHMANDU, April 3: Pathao, a ride-sharing app, is expanding its 'bike ride' service to 17 more cities across Nepal, with the registration of bike riders already underway.

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Pathao, a popular ride sharing service, is going to start its operation in Chitwan from September 24. It is expanding its service outside the capital for the first time in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, June 22: Pathao's ride-sharing service, which was halted due to the prohibitory order, resumed on Tuesday after the government implemented an odd-even system on vehicles.

Ride-sharing platforms have become popular in a comparatively short time. They have not only brought about a significant change in the modality of urban  public transportation but have also offered an opportunity to the riders to make a decent income at their convenience. These platforms are, however, yet to be regulated and address safety concerns raised at times by the stakeholders.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: As disgruntled riders staged a protest demanding the commission rate be reduced to eight percent, Pathao Nepal has clarified that it has been taking 20 percent of fare as commission from passengers as per the international standard.

KATHMANDU, Dec 28: A group of disgruntled riders has vandalized the Nepal office of Pathao--a ride sharing platform--at New Baneshwor in Kathmandu on Monday.

KATHMANDU, March 12: Bowing to protest by the Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs Association (NMTEA), the Department of Transport Management issued an official notice on Wednesday banning the use of private vehicles by paying passengers.

KATHMANDU, March 11: Issuing a fresh public notice today, the Department of Transport Management under the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport banned the use private vehicles for public transport.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: The Patan High Court on Wednesday directed the government to promulgate law to regulate ‘ride sharing’ services like Tootle and Pathao operating in the Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, Nov 27: The government has once again backed away from a decision to crack down on ride-sharing, following widespread public criticism.

KATHMANDU, Nov 25: Police have started taking action against drivers of ride-hailing services like Tootle and Pathao.

Revoke it

November 25, 2019 08:42 am

Only the riders know how efficient and affordable services Pathao and Tootle have been providing. You only have to have an app in your android mobile, you can track where they are and you can call them to pick you. Within minutes of placing demand for service in the app, taxis and motorbikes come up to your doorsteps.

Govt again bans ride hailing services

November 21, 2019 08:09 am

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.

Govt again bans ride hailing services

November 21, 2019 00:00 am

KAHMANDU, 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.

DHAKA, Sept 28: Ride-sharing motorbike services are surging in popularity in the Bangladeshi capital of Dhaka, where nightmare traffic often means that walking is faster than traveling by car or bus.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: “Do you know what our major problem is?” asks Asheem, Pathao's regional director.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs’ Association (NMTEA), an umbrella organization of registered taxis, is mulling over operating app-based tax services like Pathao and Uber in the capital. Their move comes after Pathao, an app-based ride-hailing service, last week launched its taxi service by including registered cabs and private cars.

KATHMANDU, May 18: On May 16, Nira, 22, called for a Tootle ride from Naxal to her home in Pani Pokhari at 3 in the afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to issue a stay order to stop the motorcycle-based ride-sharing service, Pathao Nepal Pvt. Ltd, in Kathmandu.

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.