KATHMANDU, Jan 11: Traffic jams on the roads in the capital have been reported due to a program organized to celebrate Prithvi Jayanti and National Unity Day today at the statue of the late King Prithvi Narayan Shah located near the Singha Durbar.
It was 7:30 am and BP Highway, that links Kathmandu Valley with the Eastern Terai region at Bhaktapur was jam packed with vehicles. The exact location from Chundevi to Adharsa Jagati, which had never seen such a traffic jam in normal days, except for Dashain, was congested on Sunday.
NAUBISE, Feb 20: The vital road along Nagdhunga, which serves as the main passage to the capital, is full of cracks and potholes although it was repaired just four months ago during the last Dashain festival. It is being repaired once again after complaints from the commuters. In the view of the upcoming monsoon, the authorities have expedited the repair works. The highway is among the busiest roads in the country with hundreds of light and heavy vehicles and passenger buses passing through everyday.
DHADING, Nov 6: The construction of the Dharke–Sitapaila road, an alternative to the Naubise–Nagdhunga block, has come to a standstill as the main contractor has gone out of contact. The project kicked off two years ago amid the pressure to avoid the heavy traffic jam on the Naubise road.
DHADING, Sept 27: Due to long traffic jam along Naubise-Nagdhunga road section of Prithivi Highway, a kidney-patient who was being taken to Kathmandu from Rautahat for treatment died on Friday morning.
DHADHING, Sept 26: The mass departure of people from Kathmandu valley with the onset of festive season has left the Prithvi Highway quite congested. The ongoing blacktopping of Naubise–Nagdunga road section has added to the woes of the passengers.
KATHMANDU, June 14: A total of 659 people including Sherpa guides successfully climbed Mount Everest, the world's highest peak, in 2019's spring. According to the data given by the Department of Tourism (DoT), of the number scaling the peak, 378 were guides.
With the on-going road construction in Kathmandu, the traffic jam has also increased immensely. Also, the ever-increasing number of vehicles and haphazard parking on the road has caused the roads to go narrower. At present, it takes the double amount of time to commute from one destination to another. There are a lot of people who complain about the dreadlocks on the streets each day and spend a lot of time on their travel from home to their workplace, and vice-versa. The problem is not just the traffic but the dust and pollution that have increased respiratory problems as well.
KATHMANDU, Aug 22: When Kamal Thapa, 36, started driving a public bus in the ring road route seven months ago, the most frustrating thing he encountered was the three hours long traffic jam in Kalanki. Construction works for road widening was ongoing then and the vehicles had to be run in a narrow side lane.