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, 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.

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.

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.

Resolving Tootle case

January 29, 2019 01:00 am

The company that operated Tootle business should be held responsible and government should make the parent company abide by law

IRD probes Tootle tax evasion

January 24, 2019 08:19 am

KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The Inland Revenue Department has started investigation into the alleged Value Added Tax (VAT) fraud by ride-sharing service provider Tootle.

When Metropolitan Traffic Police last week detained motorcyclists associated with providing ride-sharing services, there was outrage against the crackdown, and rightly so.

JAN 23: 6 things to know by 6 PM today

January 23, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important news of the day.

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.

KATHMANDU, Jan 23: Tootle, a ride-sharing service provider, is found to have collected 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.

EASY RIDE WITH TOOTLE

November 6, 2017 09:44 am

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.