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.