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Driving licence distribution resumes Sunday

Kathmandu, July 27 The Department of Transport Management says it is resuming collection of applications for and distribution of driving licences, which was halted for last one week, from Sunday. The activity was halted ‘to settle accounts of the recently concluded fiscal year’ last month. The Department says all of its offices across the country […]

192 transport companies get registered after decision to scrap syndicates

Kathmandu, June 20 The Department of Transport Management says as many as 192 transport companies have got their registration for public transport after the government decided not to let transport entrepreneurs’ committees impose their monopoly on the roads. Though more than one and half months have passed since the official decision to stop registration and […]

Traffic police complain they don’t have devices to check genuineness of smart licences

Kathmandu, June 13 It has already been more than two years since the government introduced ‘smart driving licences’ for motorists and motorcyclists across the country. Whereas the Department of Transport Management is struggling to meet the demand for printed licences with its insufficient equipment, traffic police have complained of another issue that has undermined the […]

Transport Department claims wait for driving licences will end in two months

Kathmandu, June 12 The Department of Transport Management has claimed that it will distribute driving licences to people who have already passed required tests within next two months. As many as four new printers have been bought for printing the licence in two shifts to end the distribution problem. The Department had been printing the […]

Minister Mahaseth to ‘rethink’ decision to ban old public vehicles

  Kathmandu, June 6 Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghubir Mahaseth has decided to review the government’s recent decision to take public vehicles that are more than 20 years old off the roads. The Department of Transport Management’s order came into force on March 4 following safety concerns.┬áDespite the decision, vehicles older than 20 […]

Lalitpur transport officials accused of ‘selling’ driving licence, to face suspension

Kathmandu, May 17 The Department of Transport Management says it has found that five officials working at its driving licence distribution office in Ekantakuna of Lalitpur were involved in ‘selling’ driving licences for heavy vehicles. The Department is preparing to suspend them today and write to the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority […]