As Dashain and Tihar festivals approach, Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office has decided to launch ‘special’ checking at the entry points in the Kathmandu Valley.

As per the office, during the campaign, there will be a focus on long-route vehicles entering and leaving the Valley.
“Our efforts will be to avoid possible incidents of passengers being conned under various pretexts during festivals, and ensuring their safe travel,” said Senior Superintendent of Police Rajendra Prasad Bhatta, assuring that special security measures have been planned at Thankot, Nagdhunga, Jagati, Pharping, Bypass Balaju entry points.

Likewise, the office has planned to conduct regular checking, and checks against drunk-driving at 35 locations in the Valley.

Vehicles will be banned from carrying passengers more than the allocatd seat-capacity and goods on hoods. Vehicle operators are required to get the condition of their vehicles checked and repaired regularly, and passengers should be informed about security measures they should take during a long-route travel.

“The traffic police will act against the possibility of overcharging passengers during festivals,” SP Bhatta warned

Likewise, the Kathmandu Traffic Police Office and the Department of Transport Management will set up passenger help desks at 14 locations in the Kathmandu Valley.

The Office in collaboration with the Department is to set up help desks at Nagdhunga, Kalanki, Swoyambhu, Machhaokhari, New Buspark, Chabahil, Gaushala, Koteshwor, Jagati, Saatdobato, Balkhu, Dakshinkali, Sundhara and Old Buspark.