15,000 passengers book bus tickets for Dashain
At least 15,000 passengers bound to leave Kathmandu valley during Dashain have booked their bus tickets in advance for their home districts, as of Tuesday.
According to Metropolitan Traffic Police, some 55 to 60 percent citizens, residing in Kathmandu valley for work, education and other purposes, will leave the capital city during this Dashain.
The traffic police has fixed 12 places in the valley so that passengers receive the tickets without haste, said Keshab Adhikari, chief of the Metropolitan Traffic Police.
The traffic police is also committed to prevent anomalies and black marketing of tickets during the festive season. "We have recently taken action against two ticket counters, which were selling tickets in higher price," Adhikari added.
Plans are also afoot to add 70 percent extra buses to facilitate the flow of passengers out of the valley.
Police has further set up Citizen Help Desk at various places of the Nepali capital including Jorpati, Koteshor, Balkhu, Kalanki, New Bus Park and Gaushala to facilitate the passengers. Nepalnews.com