KATHMANDU, March 13: It has been revealed that Deepak Bahadur Dhami of Bajhang, who is unwell, was denied transportation service by Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) from Malaysia to Nepal.

KATHMANDU, June 21: The Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority (CIAA) has filed cases at the Special Court against 17 individuals, accusing them of making fake driving licenses.

KATHMANDU, May 24: The government increased the transport fares from Tuesday, the second time in just a week, citing the recent hike in fuel prices.

KATHMANDU, March 31: The government has decided to raise the fares of long distance travel by up to 14 percent citing soaring prices of petroleum products.

Investing in infrastructure

February 12, 2020 12:11 pm

An international expert on transport and highway engineering, after making a visit to major road infrastructures in Nepal, commented that there is no single stretch of road in Nepal that is worth of calling a highway. According to this expert, there are certain parameters for any road to be called highway which is determined on the basis of width of the road, engineering design, geometry, quality of pavement, and provision on safety of pedestrians, passengers and vehicles.

Province 5 organizing investment summit

January 28, 2020 10:24 am

RUPANDEHI, Jan 28: The Province 5 government is all set to organize an investment summit in April to attract investment in the province.

KATHMANDU, JUNE 20: The 'pick and drop' system for public transport introduced three months ago by traffic police is catching on.

DOLPA, Feb 21: Susmita Shrestha of Tripurasundari Municipality-1, of Dolpa was on cloud nine after hearing that she will one day be able to catch a vehicle from her doorstep.

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Indian government on Friday introduced transshipment procedure using the Electronic Cargo Tracking System, a new procedure facilitating the transport of Nepal bound transit containers from Kolkata/Haldia port.

Against public transport ordeals

December 27, 2018 11:36 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 27: On a random September evening, 24-year-old Sukriti Sherchan (name changed) took a bus from Sundhara. Like everyday, she took out her ear phones to tune to her phone playlist. Tucked herself to the second-row window seat, she sat facing the window. The moment she spared a glance around the bus, a man next to her exhibited his private part. 'I did not know how to react. It filled me with disgust and fear.

KATHMANDU, Oct 13: The Department of Livestock Service has warned of action against anyone found transporting livestock in the rooftop or trunk of passenger vehicles.

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Traffic Police have minimized the timing to operate tippers inside the ring road, Koteshwor and Jadibuti road section.

KHOTANG, Oct 1: Even though the government has hiked transportation fare by 10 percent, transport entrepreneurs in Khotang have agreed not to hike the fare considering the commuters' woes during the festive season.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Lawmakers on Tuesday grilled Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghuvir Mahaseth for acting contrary to the anti-syndicate drive and letting down the general public.

KATHMANDU, Sept 27: On the call of District Administration Office (DAO) Kathmandu to submit their compulsory liability details, six transport committees have claimed expenses worth around Rs 66 million.

KATHMANDU, Sept 26: Transport entrepreneurs of Khotang district have raised fares on public vehicles by 10 percent, immediately after the government in Kathmandu agreed to let transport organizations raise fares.

KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Strike of public transport workers has disrupted supply of petroleum products across the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: The Nepal Transport Workers Association has said that the government's decision to dissolve transport associations and committee made around 15,000 transport employees jobless.

KATHMANDU, July 29: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has pledged to implement the transport and transit agreement signed with China during his first premiership soon.  The PM said so during a meeting with Chinese Assistant Minister for External Affairs Wang Yajun held in the capital on Sunday.

JAJARKOT, July 28: Transportation on the Jajarkot-Dolpa road has been obstructed due to landslide triggered by incessant rainfall.

KATHMANDU, July 20: The government has decided not to renew the erstwhile transport committees.

SINDHULI, July 15: Transport entrepreneurs on Saturday obstructed vehicular movement on the BP Highway for three hours, in a bid to pressure the government to reverse its decision to ban the movement of large vehicles on the highway.

KATHMANDU, July 12: Prime Minister KP Oli has expressed concerns over the failure of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transportation to take necessary measures to fully end syndicate in public transportation.

KATHMANDU, July 11: Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has ruled out the possibility of the revival of syndicate in public transport sector.

KARNALI, May 22:  Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, has said the government new policies and programmes had given priority to the road mapping, tunnel way and highway bridge constructions.

KARNALI, May 22:  Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport, Raghubir Mahaseth, has said the government new policies and programmes had given priority to the road mapping, tunnel way and highway bridge constructions.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Director General of the Department of Transport Management (DTM) Rupnarayan Bhattarai has been transferred to the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport.

KATHMANDU, May 16: The government has intensified its crackdown on the transport committees by ordering the District Administration Offices to collect property details of all the erstwhile transport committees within 15 days.

KATHMANDU, May 8: With the public transport operators formally agreeing to operate under the Companies Act, the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport has decided to form a taskforce to devise new standards and criteria for the management and regulation of the public transport sector.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Transport entrepreneurs and the government reached a five point agreement to end decades of syndicate in public transport. Following the agreement, transport entrepreneurs have withdrawn their protests.

KATHMANDU, May 7: The government on Sunday released all transport operators arrested in the past two days from various parts of the country including the capital after they agreed in writing to operate under the Companies Act and end their protests.

KATHMANDU, May 7: Two days after the government's decision to freeze bank accounts of all protesting transport entrepreneurs committees, Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) froze their accounts on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Government and the agitating transport entrepreneurs have reached an agreement following the meeting between them on Sunday evening.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Transport entrepreneurs have agreed on the government decision to scrap the syndicate on public transport.

KATHMANDU, May 6: Ram Bahadur Thapa, Ministry for Home Affairs has directed not to release the arrested transport entrepreneurs if they are not ready to sign on papers to scrapping syndicate.

KATHMANDU, May 6: All assets of over 300 Bus Entrepreneurs Committees and their federations, which won't exist by the end of Mid July, will come under ownership of government automatically as per law. Such assets which will come under government ownership includes the money deposited in the banks, office buildings and other movable assets owned by those committees, which are registered at the district administration offices under  Association Registration Act 1977.

KATHMANDU, May 6: The government continued its tough action against those imposing syndication in public transport on Saturday as well.

KATHMANDU, May 5: The government is adopting ‘zero tolerance’ policy against the syndicate of transport entrepreneurs. To defy the government’s implementation of this policy, transport entrepreneurs affiliated to different syndicates on Friday called a strike of public transportation across the country.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Transport entrepreneurs called off their protest after government hit back hard following yesterday's public transport shutdown. The transport entrepreneurs has released a press statement expressing willingness to resolve issues with the government through dialogue.

POKHARA, May 5: By arresting entrepreneurs promoting transport cartels and protesting against the government's decision to scrap transport syndicate in various parts of the country, the government on Friday took a bold move against those imposing the transport cartels.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Public transport operators have invested over a trillion rupees [Rs 1,000 billion] in the industry but they have not been paying any taxes on their profits, according to government officials. All the public transport operators including bus operators and truckers in the country are registered with one or another "transport enterpreneurs committees", which operate as non-profit organizations.

Arrests 82 office bearers of public transport associations, begins scrapping route permits of defiant public vehicles; route permits of 26 micro buses scrapped in Kathmandu Hoarding boards of transport associations not registered under the Companies Act removed from New Bus Park, Gongabu.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Millions of students were affected by the transport strike imposed on Friday by various committees of transport entrepreneurs supporting the transport syndicates in the country. The students of Grade 12 who have been taking their final exams were hit the hardest.

PALPA, May 5: The District Police Office, Palpa has arrested two transport entrepreneurs on the charge of halting vehicular services on Friday.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Police have arrested as many as 14 transport enterpreneurs from Dharan and Itahari, Jhapa following Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa's direction to arrest the office bearers of the transport committees for disrupting vehicular movements.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government has decided to freeze bank accounts of transport entrepreneurs after they halted operation of vehicles across the country today.

KATHMANDU, May 4: The government has started arresting transport entrepreneurs from various places in the country following the direction from the Ministry of Home Affairs.

KATHMANDU, May 4:  Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa has directed concerned authorities to arrest the office bearers of the transport committees for disrupting vehicular movements.

KATHMANDU, May 4: Transport entrepreneurs have halted operation of vehicles across the country today apparently in a bid to press the government to bow down to their monopoly as a syndicate.

DANG, May 3: Different transport committees of Dang district, who have been protesting government's decision, have stopped operating transport service from today.