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Govt halts printing smart driving licences as contractor fails to meet standard

Kathmandu, January 15 The Department of Transport Management has decided to halt the printing of smart driving licences after the contracted firm, Malika Incorporated, failed to meet the required quality standard. This decision is certain to worsen the crisis of the Department as it has more than 400,000 pending applicants waiting for the licence. The […]

Public vehicles refusing to register as private company to be barred from roads from next week

Kathmandu, December 9 The government says it will not let public vehicles ply from the roads from next Sunday (December 16) if they are not registered as private companies yet. Few months back, the government had decided to stop renewing and registering the transport entrepreneur committees as nonprofit orgaisations in a bid to end the […]

Preparations underway to lift suspension of transport entrepreneurs’ bank accounts

Kathmandu, September 19 Conceding to the demand of transport entrepreneurs, the government is preparing to lift suspension on operation of bank accounts of their committees. Few months ago, the government had decided to stop renewal and registration of such committees as NGOs. In the meantime, the government had also decided to suspend all bank accounts […]

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 […]