345 commuters booked for flouting rules

  • reserved seats in vehicles
- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Dec 19, 2014-

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) booked 345 male commuters for occupying the reserved seats designated for women in passenger vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley on Friday.

The commuters were held as part of a campaign to regulate and effectively implement the existing provision of reserved seats for women and people with disabilities. The campaign was re-launched by traffic police on Friday after growing concerns from women lawmakers and the public. MTPD spokesperson Basant Pant said Passenger vehicles will now be regularly monitored and anyone found violating the seat regulations will be made to sign a paper mentioning he will not violate the rules again.

The MTPD has also urged drivers and conductors to give priority to women, people with disabilities and senior citizens to use the reserved seats.

Published: 20-12-2014 09:28

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