Old Bus Park area to be shut

- Manish Gautam, Kathmandu

Nov 21, 2014-

The Old Bus Park which is located near the venue of the 18th Saarc Summit will be cordoned off, and no public vehicles will be allowed inside or about from November 24 until the event concludes.

Alternative bus stops have been designated in various parts of the city for pick and drop service instead. The Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has designated Sano Gaucharan, Lainchaur, Jadibuti, Tribhuvan University Gate and Dhungeadda as alternative stops for vehicles plying different routes inside and outside the Capital.

Sano Gaucharan will be the stop for passenger vehicles plying from Chabahil to Mandikhatar, Kapan, Bouddha, Jorpati, Sankhu, Sundarijal and Gothatar. Similarly, Lainchaur will be the last stop for passengers travelling from Balaju, Banasthali, Tokha, Jhor, Futung and Budanilkantha. Jadibuti will serve as the stop for passenger vehicles coming from Bhaktapur, Banepa and Dhulikhel.

Passenger vehicles from Dakshinkali, Pharping, Kirtipur, Thankot and Swoyambhu will have to make their last stop at the TU Gate, while Dhungeadda will be the stopping point for vehicles coming from Thankot, Matatirtha, Macchegaun and Naagdhunga.

Chief of MTPD DIG Keshab Adhikari said vehicles will be allowed to make the stop for only 20 minutes. While passing through the inner city routes, he said, the vehciles will only be allowed to pick and drop the passengers.

Odd-even rationing of vehicles

The MTPD will enforce odd-even vehicle licence plate system to reduce possible traffic cogenstion in the Capital during the Saarc Summit. The last digit on the licence plate (even or odd) will determine if the vehcile is allowed to operate on the given day.  

On November 24, 26 and 28 only those vehicles with even number as the last digit on their licence plates will be allowed to ply. The vehicles whose licence plates end with odd numbers will be allowed to roll on November 25 and 27. The regulation will not apply ambulances and fire brigades.

Government vehicles with the pass issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs, vehicles belonging to diplomatic missions, and media vehicles with security pass are also exempted.

New stops from Nov 24

- Sano Gaucharan: Chabahil to Mandikhatar, Kapan, Bouddha, Jorpati, Sankhu, Sundarijal and Gothatar

- Lainchaur: Balaju, Banasthali, Tokha, Jhor, Futung and Budanilkantha

- Jadibuti: Bhaktapur, Banepa, Dhulikhel and vehicles travelling from Araniko Highway

- TU Gate: Dakshinkali, Pharping, Kirtipur, Thankot and Swoyambhu

- Dhungeadda: Thankot, Matatirtha, Machchhegaun and Naagdhunga

Published: 22-11-2014 10:23

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