KMC signs MoU with police for road safety

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Nov 23, 2015-

In order to prevent road accidents in the Capital, the Kathmandu Metropolitan City has decided to construct sky bridges over nine busy roads.

The KMC said it will construct overhead pedestrian bridges at New Baneshwor, Maharajgunj, Koteshwor, Ghantaghar, Chabahil, Kalimati, Gaushala, Thapathali and Tripureshwor within the next three years. The decision comes amid worsening traffic situation in Valley roads during normal times.

The KMC signed a 33-point Memorandum of Understanding with the Metropolitan Police Commissioner’s Office on Sunday for the same. Likewise, the two agencies have also agreed to build smart traffic posts at 20 locations in the Capital and shortening railing heights of eight existing overhead bridges.

The MoU forms a basis for five-year collaboration between the metropolis and police. Officials from both agencies said the collaboration will help maintain urban discipline in the metropolis and reduce road accidents and crime.

Among other things, the deal includes agreements to install street lights in all roads and roundabouts of the city, prevent random disposal of waste, control menace of stray animals, develop protest zones, check illegal encroachment of roads, rivers and sidewalks, fix taxi and bus stands and make temples and hangout spots tourist-friendly.

Published: 23-11-2015 08:55

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