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, 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, Jan 1: The year 2019 was remarkable for Republica and its readers in many ways. Some investigative stories our journalists came up with are worth celebrating at the end of the year. Here we discuss a few of those stories - the revelations related with Tootle, Lalita Niwas, Grande Hospital, Yeti Holdings, Everest Liaison Officers and PM Constituency Fund that greatly shook various sectors.
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.
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.
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.
KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Tootle, a ride-sharing service provider, has faced strong criticism on social media after Wednesday's Republica revealed that the company was collecting 13 percent Value Added Tax (VAT) from riders for 19 months but without paying the tax to the government.
There is no doubt that the platform has become beneficial for both riders and pillion riders in different ways. We asked Bhatta to share about five things that he likes about his own company. Here’s what he said:
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.
Vehicles registered under Article 8 (1) of Public Transportation Act 2049 are not allowed to use their vehicle for public transportation. DoTM has ordered the MTPO, Baggikhana, to take action against the vehicles offering such services.
KATHMANDU, Feb 21: The United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) MM4P program and Tootle signed a grant and technical assistance agreement to pilot the innovation project ‘Doorstep Delivery of Financial Services (Roving Agents) and Driving Adoption of Electronic Payments through Delivery Service Use-Case’ in Kathmandu on February 15.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: The United Nations Capital Development Fund’s (UNCDF) MM4P programme and Tootle signed a grant and technical assistance agreement to pilot the innovation project ‘Doorstep Delivery of Financial Services (Roving Agents) and Driving Adoption of Electronic Payments through Delivery Service Use-Case’ in Kathmandu, Nepal.
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Carpooling and scooterpooling are not new concepts for humans. We have heard and been a part of the ‘pooling system’ with our friends, family or in many cases our co-workers. However, to adapt the practice in our everyday lives and share a ride with a complete stranger, we need a bit more of practice and a lot of leniency in our mindsets.