City of dreams or stuff of nightmares?

September 27, 2019 08:57 am

Living in Kathmandu has its perks as well as its downsides. Be it the pretty cafes or the marvelous historical sites, Kathmandu is a city that’s very much alive and bustling. It’s a city that demands to be explored. However, the traffic, pollution, and potholed roads often take away from its beauty. We asked the residents of Kathmandu what they thought was the best and worst things about living in Kathmandu. Here are their answers.

KATHMANDU, Sept 9: Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is all set to manage street lights in Kathmandu valley.

KATHMANDU, July 25: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has collected revenue of Rs 310.56 million in a fine from the Kathmandu Valley in the last fiscal year 2018/19 for the violation of traffic rules.

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KATHMANDU, July 22: With the onset of monsoon season, vehicular movement along waterlogged roads in Kathmandu runs into difficulties. As a result, road travel turns into a terrifying ordeal since it involves a considerable amount of time at that time.

KATHMANDU, June 25: Police have booked 940 road vehicles in the past two weeks for speeding on the Koteshwar-Kalanki section of the ring road in the capital.

Let’s ride

June 6, 2019 19:14 pm

According to the data published by Department of Transport Management (DoTM), more than four hundred thousand vehicles were registered in the last fiscal year, leaving the total number of vehicles to 3.22 million by 2017/18; 2.5 million of which are motorcycles alone.

Rules of the road

June 3, 2019 00:30 am

Let’s get the basics right. Follow the traffic rules and improve our road behaviors. Road safety is everyone’s responsibility

KATHMANDU, April 29: In an effort to lessen traffic congestion, 'pick and drop' system has been put in place in Koteswor – one of the central part of Kathmandu Valley.

KATHMANDU, April 21; The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), Baggikhana realized the urgent need for changing the traffic flow in the capital when it went about forming its working procedures.

KATHMANDU, March 6: It's not uncommon that roads are blocked and traffic movement is diverted to ease VIP motorcades in the Kathmandu Valley. But, this time it probably was different as Kathmandu folks took a strong exception to traffic jams caused by the VIPs motorcades.

KATHMANDU, March 5: The number of road accidents in the capital has gone unabated thanks to the lack of proper use of zebra crossings, traffic lights and sky bridges.

AMARGADHI, Feb 4: Traffic police have taken action against more than 1,700 drivers in the last six months of the fiscal year 2075/76.

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, Dec 20: Gone are the days when the traffic police persons had to blow the whistle at the top of their lungs to stop the vehicles and pedestrians alike in the zebra crossings on various roads in Kathmandu.

Over The Roads

December 6, 2018 09:45 am

Driving over the narrow streets of Kathmandu is not a piece of cake and encountering bunch of problems on the way isn’t an uncommon thing either. A town-centre bottleneck having a nine-mile traffic jam requires a significant amount of patience to keep the composure stable. Beyond that, 2 out of 10 lose their placidness and try overhauling the vehicles which ultimately makes traffic police crack up their sincere mentoring. Loud horns and blares of traffic make the road more distressing.

KATHMANDU, Nov 15: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through CC camera in Kathmandu valley.

DHADING, Oct 10: In light of Dashain festival, the District Police Office, Dhading has prohibited heavy vehicles to ply along the Nagdhunga-Naubise road for a week, according to SP Dambar BK.

DHADING, Oct 4: Normally, it would only take around one-and-a-half to two hours to reach Kalanki of Kathmandu from Simle of Dhading. Of late, however, the travel time has significantly increased. It now takes at least eight to 12 hours to travel the same distance.

LAMJUNG, Oct 1: After 19 days of obstruction following numerous landslides along the Marsyangdi River, vehicular movement has finally resumed in Lamjung-Manang road section, which is the only route to reach the mountainous district of Manang.

Traffic resumes on Beni-Jomsom road

September 24, 2018 11:49 am

MYAGDI, Sept 24: The Beni-Jomsom linking northern part of Myagdi and trans-Himalayan district, Mustang, has resumed after necessary repairs.

MYAGDI, Sept 20: Traffic operation has resumed along the Beni-Jomsom road section at Raghuganga rural municipality-3, Rahughat in Myagdi after a week of its disruption.

CHITWAN, Sept 12: One-way traffic has resumed along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section, which was disrupted due to landslides triggered by incessant rains.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Major roads in the Kathmandu valley will be disrupted as the heads of states and governments are returning today after the successful completion of the fourth summit of the Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC).

KATHMANDU, Aug 30: President Bidya Devi Bhandari is hosting luncheon party for the visiting head of states and executive heads of the member states of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) on Thursday afternoon.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: Major roads in the valley are disrupted as the heads of states and governments are starting arriving today for the fourth summit of the BIMSTEC.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Most of the road accidents have occurred due to drivers' carelessness in the Kathmandu Valley.

THE WEEK IN PICTURES

August 25, 2018 18:40 pm

Cover Photo: Road maintainance  for BIMSTEC causing traffic jam at Jamal on Tueday. Photo: Pratik Rayamajhi

CHITWAN, Aug 5: Traffic along the Narayangadh-Mugling road has resumed. It had come to a halt since 10:25 pm last night due to a landslide.

CHITWAN, Aug 4: Traffic for two ways has resumed along the Narayangadh-Muglin road after around 11 hours following clearance of landslides that obstructed the road at Jalbire of Ichhakamana Rural Municipality-6 and Ghaumaune in Bharatpur Metropolitan City-29.

NUWAKOT, Aug 3: Transportation has come to a grinding halt for four days along the Pasang Lhamu Highway following a landslide at Tirtire Bhir in Bidur Municipality-10 along the Trishuli-Betrawati section.

KATHMANDU, July 16: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) on Sunday started a campaign to make jaywalkers aware about traffic rules. The campaign was started after the MTPD realized an increase in accidents at an alarming rate caused by jaywalkers.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MDTP) has started offering two-hour classes on road safety on the road itself to those crossing roads by not complying with the traffic rules.

Managing urban traffic

July 15, 2018 02:00 am

If much-hyped slogan of “prosperous Nepal” is to be realized, Nepal needs to start gathering real-time data and implement the smart city initiatives

KATHMANDU, July 14: On July 7, Sunil Pokharel, a daily commuter along the Maitighar-Tinkune road section, was stuck in a traffic jam on his bike near St Xavier's College when he decided to overtake a few vehicles in front of him by venturing into the wrong lane.

CHITWAN, July 10: Vehicular movement has resumed along the Narayangadh-Muglin road section since 11 am after clearing the landslide debris deposited in various pointed of the highway.

POKHARA, July 9: District Police Office (DPO), Kaski has urged the government to support installing traffic lights in Pokhara for proper traffic management. The office claimed that lack of traffic lights have created difficulties in managing nearly 150,000 vehicles in the city.

POKHARA, July 9: District Police Office (DPO), Kaski has urged the government to support installing traffic lights in Pokhara for proper traffic management. The office claimed that lack of traffic lights have created difficulties in managing nearly 150,000 vehicles in the city.

Alongside the traffic congestion and the never-ending air pollution, the wretched roads are adding to the misery of the residents of Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has stated that the Detailed Project Report (DPR) for the construction of a tunnel in Koteshwor would be prepared within a year in view of reducing traffic congestion in one of the busiest thoroughfares of the Capital City- Koteshwor.

CHITWAN, June 27: One way route has been opened at the Narayangadh-Mugling road that was disrupted by landslide since early morning.

KATHMANDU, June 27: Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA)  halted all flights on Sunday while Prime Minister KP Oli was returning from his official visit to China. Both domestic and international scheduled flights were halted for 30 to 45 minutes. Some of the flights had to wait for an hour. Such disruptions caused by VVIP movements are always much resented by the public.

CHITWAN, June 25: One way route has been opened at the Narayangadh-Mugling road that was disrupted by landslide since early morning.

Social media giants are exploiting children by hooking them on their sites in a ploy to generate more traffic, warns a report released today.

ITAHARI, June 11: It's been 15 years since Manju Limbu of Itahari-5 divorced her husband after being unable to bear the torturous marriage. She has been living in her maternal home since then. Forty-year-old Limbu has a son. She has long been doing labor to earn bread for her son and herself.

KATHMANDU, June 7: International passenger movement of the country has been projected to increase by six times in the next two decades compared to the current year. This estimate was presented to the Minister for Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari on Monday by an expert team formed by the ministry.

KATHMANDU, May 28: Air traffic congestion at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) has become a major issue, threatening smooth operation of the country’s only international airport.

RUPANDEHI, May 18: One-way traffic has been allowed along the disrupted Butwal-Tansen road following clearance of debris deposited by a landslide near Siddhababa of Palpa on Thursday night.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Police is well prepared for the traffic management during the two-day state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, May 11: Nepal Police is well prepared for the traffic management during the two-day state visit of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Nepal.