Thousands queue at New Baneshwor to catch a bus back home
Apr 29, 2015-Thousands of people have queued at New Baneshwor hoping to catch a bus to various districts in eastern and western Nepal. People thronged the New Baneshwor-Tinkune road section since early Wednesday morning after news surfaced about 500 buses leaving Kathmandu were not charging for the fare.
Hopefuls who have queued since the morning have complained that the buses, arranged by Pabson, N-Pabson and Hissan among other private school and college organisations, have not yet arrived.
According to RSS, Hissan Chairman Umesh Shrestha said, " Private schools’ associations have agreed with the government to freely provide 500 buses in total for assistance. And for today, 150 buses were made available. The number would increase tomorrow."
The buses will travel to as far as Itahari in the east and Butwal in the west.
eKantipur has recived several calls from people lining up at New Baneshwor that only a few buses have left Kathmandu thus far.
Published: 29-04-2015 12:00