KATHMANDU, Sept 22: After a halt for nearly six months, Sajha Yatayat is going to operate long-haul buses from tomorrow. The buses are set to resume operation for long distances for the convenience of people who wish to return to their homes for the Dashain festival.
KATHMANDU, July 11: Although the Federation of Nepali National Transport Entrepreneurs has put forth various preconditions for the resumption of public transportation, Sajha Yatayat has decided to resume the short-route public transportation services in the Kathmandu Valley.
Sajha Yatayat, a cooperative public transportation organization established in 1961 to provide efficient and affordable public transportation services to the people in Kathmandu Valley, evokes pleasant memories among all those who have used it. Sajha was timely and affordable, which is why when the people had to travel outside of the valley they would first choose Sajha over other services. And it ran pretty well until the mid 1980s. Then came the 1990s. Politicization, entered Sajha too, like in other public sectors, and coupled with mismanagement, Nepal’s exemplary public transportation system suffered its end. Therefore, when Sajha resumed its service eight years ago, there was a sense of excitement among commuters. In few years since its resumption of service, Sajha has become popular again. Sajha has set an example in Nepal’s public transportation sector. Few other private bus services have tried to emulate Sajha.
KATHMANDU, Oct 22: Accusing Sajha Yatayat of changing the specifications document provided by the government for the procurement of electric buses, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) has blocked the purchase of a fleet of the clean-mode vehicles.
KATHMANDU, June 28: Sajha Yatayat, a cooperative public transportation organisation, has sold 500 smart travel cards so far since it introduced the smart card payment system on March 14 on its buses plying within and outside the Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Sajha Yatyayat on Tuesday started the operation of two electric zero-emission buses in Kathmandu in line with its vision to control increasing air pollution and promote mass transportation in the Valley.