Sajha Yatayat to resume services from mid-Feb
Sajha Yatayat, the formerly state-owned transport service provider which is the oldest in the country, is planning to resume service in Kathmandu valley from February next year after four years of closure.
Sajha Yatayat has planned to use 20 TATA-brand vehicles on two routes in the Kathmandu valley. Manager of Sajha Yatayat Mahendra Raj Pandey said they were planning to re-launch service by mid-February.
Sajha has already applied to the Department of Transport Management for route permission.
TATA Motors Company had come up with lowest bid among companies from Hong Kong, China, Singapore and India in the global tender called by Sajha Yatayat for vehicle supply.
Sajha Yatayat officials said they would sign a contract by this week and the vehicles would be delivered within four months.
According to Department of Transport Management, Sajha has requested for permits for two routes — Harihar Bhawan-Tripureshwor-Ranipokhari-Kamalpokhari-Gaushala-Koteshwor-Satdobato-Lagankhel and Satdobato-Lagankhel-Jaulakhel-Tripureshwor-Teku-Kalimati-Kalanki.
Last year, the government decided to operate Sajha under a cooperative model, ending about five-decade long government control.
Chairman of Sajaha Yatayat, Kanak Mani Dixit said the management will try to make its services modern, well-managed, transparent, and responsible to the society.
The then King Mahendra had established the transport entity in 2018 B.S. nepalnews.com