KATHMANDU, Jan 24: The government has decided to retrieve the Rs 3 billion it had provided to Sajha Yatayat six months ago to purchase 300 electric buses.

ROLPA, Dec 20: Phoolmaya Pariyar, 14, of Phalja, Rolpa Municipality-9, rushes to school at 7:30 am everyday. She can’t even have her meal properly. After walking for about three hours, she reaches her school.

ROLPA, Nov 16: Road construction has been one of the major development agenda during the past decade in Rolpa, like elsewhere across the country. Increasing people's access to transport by constructing new roads was also one of the most important election agenda of political parties.

SURKHET, Oct 26: Sixty-one-year old Bhim Bahadur Budha of Dharepani is on cloud nine after his village got access to road network. The locals do not have to walk for over five hours carrying heavy loads any more to reach the market place in Bhotechour. Earlier, he used to visit the market twice or thrice a week carrying heavy loads of fruits and vegetables.

Think beyond roads

October 24, 2019 02:00 am

In an egregious case of ‘dozer terror’ in Baitadi, the District Police Office has arrested the driver of the excavator for ramming the excavator bucket at the local people. The video of this cruel bulldozing, in which some locals are seen protesting and the driver rams the excavator at them mercilessly, went viral in social media, earning condemnation from Kathmandu and beyond.  As many as eight persons were injured, one of them seriously, in this act of crime. Meanwhile, the president of the local User’s Committee and two other persons have been arrested for investigation. According to Republica report, the locals were protesting against road construction because the land on which excavator was rammed on belonged to Guthi. In the video, the locals are also seen pelting stones at the excavator driver, who, enraged at this, aims the excavator bucket at the protestors randomly.  Whatever the dispute between the locals and the User’s Committee, attacking people with the excavator is a crime and those guilty of the incident must be brought to book, without any ifs and buts.  But broadly, the incident of Baitadi is emblematic of what is fundamentally wrong with our notion of development at local sphere.

KATHMANDU, Aug 27: The ‘NADA Auto Show 2019’ is all set to kick off at Bhrikuti Mandap in Kathmandu from Tuesday. The annual mega auto show of the country hosted by the NADA Automobiles Association of Nepal will feature 95 stalls related to four-wheeler, two-wheeler, lubricants, spare parts, batteries, banks and insurance companies. The auto show will continue till September 1 Nepal Republic Media hosted a roundtable meeting with business leaders of auto sector on the eve of the NADA Auto Show 2019 to discuss about the challenges, prospect and other issues related to transportation sector.

OKHALDHUNGA, Aug 10: The Siddicharan Highway which has been blocked following a landslide a month ago at Thati Bhanjyang and dozen other places in Katari Municipality has resumed on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: Silk Transport, Nepal, has signed an agreement with Musa Logistics, China, for logistics services from China to Nepal. Chairman of Silk Transport Ramesh Sherpa and Chairman of Musa Logistics Shirong Zhang  signed the agreement last week.

JUMLA, July 31: Transportation along the Karnali Highway, which remained closed due to landslides for the past four days, has resumed from today.

HETAUDA, July 21: Transportation on the road section of Hetaunda- Kulekhani-Phakhel-Kathmandu, the shortest route linking Tarai to the central capital, resumed this morning. It had remained obstructed after it was hit by monsoon landslides at several places.

KATHMANDU, July 19: The government is preparing to constitute transportation management authority.

KATHMANDU, July 18: The government has brought Internet-based vehicle and consignment tracking system (VCTS) into implementation.

BANKE, July 14: Mobility for residents of Bhamka and Amuwagaon has come to a halt for the past two days due to the rising water level in the Rapti river.

June 13: 6 things to know by 6 PM

June 13, 2019 18:00 pm

Your daily dose of missed important things of the day.

KATHMANDU, May 30: The government has accorded top priority to transportation sector, setting aside Rs 163 billion to build transport infrastructures in the new budget. In the budget for Fiscal Year 2019/20 unveiled in Kathmandu on Wednesday, Minister for Finance

BUTWAL, May 13: These days, private schools charge their students exorbitantly high fees under various heads including bus fare. However, some schools have been found torturing their students by compelling them to travel in overcrowded vehicles despite charging a huge amount of money for transportation.

DHADING, Jan 29: Sunmaya Shrestha of Nilkantha Municipality-3 who recently reached Kathmandu taking a bus from Dhadingbesi says throughout the journey she thought she would not reach her destination safely. She was horrified by the reckless driving and over speeding.

THINI, Jan 26: A fresh snowfall in Mustang has caused the temperature to further plummet affecting the life. The snowfall coupled with rain has thrown the normal life out of gear, bringing transportation services to a halt. The District Police Office, Mustang, said almost all parts of the district including Jomsom, Muktinath, Lomanthang and Lete have received the snowfall.

DOLPA, Jan 26: Mountainous district Dolpa of Nepal experienced heavy snowfall on Friday for the third time. The snowfall has brought life to a standstill.

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.

Crazy commute

January 11, 2019 09:25 am

When my parents call and tell me that they can’t pick me up in the evening and I will have to manage on my own, my heart sinks. I swing into full combat mode, prepare my lungs to take on extra volume of oxygen, and give myself a pep talk because I will have to take a bus ride home and that too in the evening. The vehicle arrives at the bus stop already bent, like the leaning tower of Pisa, where there is little to no space but still the drivers see to it that they stop the bus for at least 15 minutes and fit passengers into the quantum realm i.e. they expect other passengers who are already there to turn into antmen and antwomen. Or at least that is what it seems like they want to do, considering how they stuff people into the vehicle like one stuffs “gundruk” in a glass jar.

HUMLA, Jan 7: The snowfall that has occurred since Sunday night has increasingly affected normal life in Himalayan district, Humla.

PARIS, Dec 8: Paris was on high alert Saturday with major security measures in place ahead of fresh "yellow vest" protests which authorities fear could turn violent for a second weekend in a row.

Technology has travelled a milestone resulting in easy accessibility and better transportation facilities. One can reach every corners of the globe. Construction of roads has become a blessing for people to elevate their lifestyle. However, there are some demerits of technology, like destroying natural beauty. Pokhara has been facing this very problem. Small bypasses in the district are rapidly destroyed by the construction of motor roads and the use of trail is decreasing.

PALPA, Sept 19: As many as 200 drivers of Palpa handed over copies of their driving license to Chief District Officer (CDO) protesting against the new provisions in the Criminal code and Transportation Act.

RASUWA, Aug 27: Pilgrims returning from Gosainkunda after the Janaipurnima fair are compelled to pay high bus fares.

Say no to syndicate

August 26, 2018 01:00 am

The decision to end syndicate was right and just but the government did not have a concrete plan to implement it

JAJARKOT, Aug 20: The transportation has been disrupted along the Khalanga-Panchkatiya road after the landslide damaged it in various places. It is also full of potholes and mud in many places, adding woes to people.

CHITWAN, July 27: The transportation along the Narayangadh-Mugling road section has been hit due to landslide that occurred at Jalbire on Friday afternoon.

SURKHET, July 23: Chief Minister of Karnali Province, Mahendra Bahadur Shahi, underscored the need of tunnel transportation system for the development and prosperity of the province.

TANAHU, July 15: A cable car way is to be constructed in the historical town of Bandipur.

KATHMANDU, June 13: End of transportation syndicates was expected to promote fair competition among truck and transport operators, bringing down transportation cost. But this has not happened, industrialists say.

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.

Locals stand up against syndicate, escort Mayur Yatayat's bus

BANEPA, March 30: As many as 14 transport committees have waged a fierce war against Mayur Yatayat transportation service in Banepa, Dhulikhel. As this newly introduced transportation service posed threat to their strong syndicate along the Araniko Highway, the other transport entrepreneurs have united against it. Demanding cancelation of its Kathmandu-Banepa route permit, the entrepreneurs have threatened to bring transportation service to a halt in several areas of Kavre in case their demand is not fulfilled.

KATHMANDU, Jan 20: The price of fruits and vegetables in the Nepali market is generally at a higher end throughout the year. While the consumers in the capital and other cities often complain about the high price of fruits and vegetable, the case of farmers producing vegetables is different as they make only nominal money despite the hard work they put into their products.

DHADING, Nov 5: Naresh Tamang of Tipling village has 12 mules. There were more. But the perilous journeys across the hills claimed lives of a few.

PARBAT, Oct 8: Mahashila Rural Municipality of Parbat district has decided to distribute subsidies to the farmers to carry their agriculture products to the market.

PALPA, Oct 7: It is one of the busiest roads in the central region. Thousands of passengers travel through it every day. However, a road section along the Prithivi Highway has literally changed into a death trap since the last few days. Landslides have not stopped falling down the road while public and private vehicles are seen moving at snail pace. Police personals have been constantly monitoring the section while providing safety alerts to drivers.

CHITWAN, Sept 13: The transportation along the Narayangadh – Muglin road stretch has resumed after a dry landslide blocked the country's busiest route on Tuesday.

CHITWAN, July 11: The vehicular movement along the Narayangadh – Muglin road stretch has resumed after landslide debris was removed at 5:30 am this morning.

CHITWAN, June 27: Transportation along the Narayangadh – Muglin route has resumed after a landslide at Kaalikhola blocked the road stretch at 7:30 am.

TAPLEJUNG, June 5: Transportation along the Mechni highway has been disrupted following a landslide near the Khokse river at Dokhu area of Phuling Municipality.

BHOJPUR, April 21: Transportation has been affected in the district with many rural roads damaged by off-season rains that started recently.

CHITWAN, April 15: Transportation along the Narayanghat – Muglin road stretch resumed last night after the local authorities cleared the landslide debris at the Charkilo area.

NAWALPARASI, Dec 12: The vehicular movement along the East-West Highway resumed on Sunday evening after remaining blocked the whole day following the collapse of a bridge over the Baulaha river.

MAHOTARI, Nov 16: Local business of Jaleshwar municipality has been declining since the last four months due to the municipality's decision to operate city buses to connect nearby villages. Although the operation of buses should have helped the business boom, the bus operators plying only on one particular route instead of the initially proposed three routes has been hampering the local business.

KATHMANDU, Nov 11: Minister for Urban Development Arjun Narsingh KC has stated that the government policy encourages the private sector to enhance effectiveness of the transportation sector.

PARBAT, Sept 18: Transportation that was obstructed along the Pokhara-Baglung road since Saturday night due to landslides triggered by rains resumed today.

DHANGADHI, July 30: Transportation in Dhangadhi came to a halt today, affecting normal life of people.