‘Huge traffic, narrow roads and haphazard driving are major factors causing accidents’

KATHMANDU, March 5: Six people were killed and 34 injured in two separate road accidents in Surkhet and Makawanpur districts on Wednesday.

LONDON, Feb 24: Minister for Transport Management Basanta Kumar Nembang attended the 3rd Global Ministerial Conference on Road Safety at Stockholm of Sweden where he shared Nepal's position and called for supports from the development nations to save the lives of many people in the road accidents.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Parliamentary committee on Development and Technology on Friday held a discussion on frequent road accidents.

Discipline the drivers

December 15, 2019 11:57 am

Driving, the most sensitive job on the road, seems to be becoming reckless job in recent times. Last week, a truck driver crushed a student in Nepalgunj inviting widespread protests from the students and the locals.  According to the locals, the student who lost both of her legs in that incident, was actually pushed to that stage when the truck driver rolled back the truck over her when he noticed that she was only injured.   Locals suspect that the truck driver actually intended to kill her.

DHANGADHI, Nov 29: On November 22, Ram Bahadur Rokaya and Ram Bahadur Thagunna were walking on the road at Krishnanagar Municipality-2 in Kanchanpur district. A speeding vehicle hit them and Rokaya died of injuries at the Seti Provincial Hospital. Police have yet to nab the vehicle and the driver.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 6: There has been a marked rise in wildlife deaths in road accidents on the highways in and around various national parks.

DOTI, July 26: A total of 233 people lost their lives to road accidents in Sudur Pashchim State in the last fiscal year 2018/19.

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

TANAHU, June 20: A cyclist Kamal BK, 21, of Dulegauda lost his life in an accident at Gachhepani on Sunday morning last week. The same day, Hum Bahadur Sapkota, 66, of Raipur died on the spot in another accident a few kilometers away from Gachhepani in the evening.

10 killed in accident in a week

May 25, 2019 11:05 am

BAITEDI, May 25: Ten persons have died in various accidents in the past one week in Baitedi. Of them five died in road accidents, according to Baitedi police spokesperson Rabindra Chand.

Two killed in road accident

April 20, 2019 09:30 am

BHARATPUR, April 20: Two people have died and one seriously injured in two separate road accidents that took place in Chitwan.

‘Traffic week’ begins

April 12, 2019 13:15 pm

KATHMANDU, April 12: A ‘traffic week’ has begun in the Kathmandu Valley from today. The weeklong awareness campaign launched on the initiatives of the Traffic Police Circle, Maharajgunj and other subordinate community service centers aims to minimise road accidents in the Valley.

How many more deaths do we need?

March 4, 2019 02:00 am

More than 132 people lost their lives in Kathmandu’s road accidents in the last six months, and 1,176 people died across the country in road accidents during the same time.

KATHMANDU, March 2: Lawmakers from different political parties have drawn the attention of the government and parliament over the growing number of road accidents. They blamed government bodies and construction companies behind delayed construction of roads.

How safe is Kalanki-Koteshwar road?

February 10, 2019 07:20 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The newly widened Koteshwar-Kalanki road section has been plagued by doubts ever since its inception, with stakeholders pointing out technical lapses . As a result of these lapses, accidents have proliferated on the road section at an alarming rate.

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Five injured in separate road accidents

January 23, 2019 12:05 pm

CHITWAN, Jan 23: Five people were injured in two separate road accidents today along the Prithvi Highway. Four were injured, one seriously when two trucks collided at Phisling of Ichhakamana Rural Municipality-3 in Chitwan.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Road accidents in the Kathmandu Valley have claimed 132 lives in the first six months of the current fiscal year, indicating a sharp rise in the number of road fatalities.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Altogether nine individuals lost their lives in  road accidents  in Rukum (West), Rupandehi, Nawalparasi(East), Bara, Chitwan and Dhading districts.

KATHMANDU, Oct 28: Shyam Shrestha, 36, was riding his bicycle along the Kirtipur road Saturday when he suddenly fell into a manhole left open by Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited (KUKL). He did not live to see another day.

KATHMANDU, Oct 25: Fourteen people died in road accidents in Kathmandu Valley during the Dashain festival time.

CHITWAN, Oct 21: Chitwan, the district in province 3, witnessed 17 accidents ranging from major to minor during this Dashain. High speed is blamed for most of the accidents which killed 10 people, leaving 56 injured.

MAHOTTARI, Oct 21: A man was killed after being hit by a Tata Sumo Van at Bardibas Municipality in Mahottari district.

'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.

KATHMANDU, Oct 10: While heading to Syangja, his hometown, Purna Thapa did not know that it would be his last day. At 2 PM, on Saturday, he left Kathmandu with his wife, Bidhya Thapa, in his motorcycle. At Chandragiri Municipality-15, a truck struck him from behind. The rider and the pillion were seriously injured. The couple was immediately rushed to Om Samaj Hospital before being shifted to National Trauma Center for further treatment. Purna Thapa died in the course of treatment; he was only 25.

BAJHANG/TIKAPUR, Oct 10: At least four people were killed in two separate accidents in Bajhang and Kailali districts on Tuesday.

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