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Tag: Department of Transport Management

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 […]

Ready for talks but heed our demand: Transport entrepreneurs

  Kathmandu, May 2 Transport entrepreneurs say they are ready to hold talks with the government to seek a solution to the problem emerged after the government decided to stop registration and renewal of their organisations in a bid to end their syndicate. Presenting a 13-point demand at a press meet jointly organised by the […]

Online booking, metre billing will be mandatory for Kathmandu taxis soon

Kathmandu, April 26 The Department of Transport Management is preparing to introduce a new rule about operation and management of taxis in Kathmandu Valley, according to which the vehicles have to introduce online booking system. Likewise, the rule will require that taxis have to provide printed bills to customers after they drop them off. The […]

Govt prepares to scrap route permit if transporters resort to strike

Kathmandu, April 22 The Department of Transport Management has warned that it will scrap the route permit issues to transport entrepreneurs if they resort to any strike demanding that they be allowed to practise their transport cartels. The government warning follows a decision of transport entrepreneurs’ organisations to launch an indefinite strike in May if […]

Araniko Highway transport cartel surrenders, resumes service without withdrawing strike

Kathmandu, April 5 A group of 11 transport entrepreneur committees, which had resorted to an indefinite strike on Wednesday in protest of the government decision to issue permits to other companies also on the route, resumed their services today. Though the group did not announce withdrawal of its protest programmes, the buses are plying the […]