Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Capital roads becoming unsafe for pedestrians?

Pashupati Thapa of Gaushala lost his life in a road accident Monday. A microbus knocked him down when he was crossing the road using a zebra crossing at around 9:30pm. Thapa, who was a cook at a guest house in Gaushala, died of head injuries. Last month Rabina Chaudhari, a school teacher, was killed after she was hit by a bus while using a zebra crossing in Basundhara. Similarly, a speeding microbus took the life…

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Delay in solar lamp installation causes inconvenience to public

Delay in solar lamp installation causes inconvenience to public

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City has started the second phase of installing 1,285 solar street lamps from last week. But the works are not progressing smoothly, as evidenced by the lamp posts laid along the footpaths beside freshly dug pits in different parts of the city these days. While pedestrians are having to skirt these lamp posts and holes in the pavements to get to their destinations, the metropolis has said that BK Traders and Suppliers…

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Kathmandu , Valley crime rate shows downward trend

Kathmandu , Valley crime rate shows downward trend

The overall crime rate in Kathmandu Valley has shown a downward trend, according to the latest statistics released by Metropolitan Police Office. “Nine months (mid-July to mid-April) into the current fiscal 2016/17, a total of 4,491 cognisable incidents of crime were recorded compared to 4,617 during the corresponding period last fiscal,” suggest the data. The number of grave offences have come down. As many as 386 thefts were reported till mid-April of this fiscal. Police…

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Car honking ban in Kathmandu valley from new Nepali year

Car honking ban in  Kathmandu valley from new Nepali year

In an effort to reduce sound pollution in the Valley, the government is preparing to impose a ban on vehicle horns, which will come into effect on the day of the Nepali New Year 2074 Baisakh (April 14, 2017) in Kathmandu Metropolitan City. “From April 14 onward, horns will be banned for public, government, tourist and private vehicles plying in Kathmandu Valley,” Gyanendra Karki, KMC spokesperson said, adding that the main aim of the ban…

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Melamchi pipeline installation gains speed

Melamchi pipeline installation gains speed

KATHMANDU: The installation of the drinking water pipeline in Kathmandu Valley under Melamchi Drinking Water Project is moving ahead in speed. The Melamchi Drinking Water Project-2 Implementation Directorate is installing the pipelines in 50 locations per day. Directorate’s Manager Nanda Bahadur Khanal said they have already installed 530 km pipes of the total 670 km pipes as part of the project. The pipe installation works are currently taking place at New Road, Naya Baneshwor, Thamel,…

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Govt to gradually remove small vehicles from Kathmandu

Govt to gradually remove small vehicles from Kathmandu

KATHMANDU: In a bid to promote mass transportation in the Kathmandu Valley, the Department of Transport Management (DoTM) is preparing to remove small vehicles plying within the Valley from March-end. In accordance with the government’s policy of developing mass transport systems in the major towns and cities, small vehicles including three-wheelers (tempoes), microbuses and minibuses would be replaced by large buses soon. According to the Department’s Director General Chandraman Shrestha, the goal is to replace…

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Kathmandu Valley traffic cops face several health threats

Kathmandu Valley traffic cops face several health threats

Spending long hours in an environment polluted by exhaust fumes of vehicles and dust has posed a serious health risk to traffic officers in Kathmandu Valley. Traffic police are at increased risk of suffering from respiratory and cardio vascular diseases, according to a 2015 study conducted on traffic officers in the Valley by the students of KIST Medical College and the Kathmandu University (KU) School of Medical Sciences. Moreover, a survey carried out by the…

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Ex-King Gyanendra laments attacks on Nepal’s sovereignty

Ex-King Gyanendra laments attacks on Nepal’s sovereignty

Former King Gyanendra Shah on Tuesday expressed his concerns over ongoing political activities, claiming they were targeted at weakening Nepal’s sovereignty and foiling unity among people here. Issuing a press statement on the eve of Prithvi Jayanti, the birth anniversary of King Prithvi Narayan Shah who unified various principalities into the one nation as Nepal over 200 years ago, the last monarch of Shah dynasty said attacks on Nepal’s sovereignty and integrity were unforgivable crimes…

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