Tag: Department of Transport Management

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 […]

Will scrap permit of transporters if they continue strike: Government

Kathmandu, April 4 The Department of Transport Management has warned of scrapping permit issued to various transport entrepreneur associations if they continue with the strike. The warning comes few hours before 11 transport entrepreneur committees halted their services on the Araniko Highway, hitting thousands of passengers hard. They are protesting the government decision to issue […]

Supreme Court stays embossed number plate distribution

Kathmandu, February 22 The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the government to put on hold the distribution of embossed number plates to vehicles. In response to a writ filed by Bharat Basnet demanding that the plate carry information in the Devnagari script, in which Nepali language is written, a single bench of Chief Justice Gopal […]

Province govt to regulate vehicle registration, driving licence distribution

Kathmandu, January 24 The Department of Transport Management has proposed that provincial bodies be authorised to regulate vehicle registration, vehicle taxation and driving licence distribution after the new federal political setup is fully implemented. Revising its earlier proposal that local governments be given the rights to register vehicles and distribute licences, the Department now argues […]

200,000 citizens awaiting driving licence as govt runs out of smart cards

Kathmandu, November 27 The government has not been able to smoothly distribute driving licences for last few months. Currently, 200,000 applications have piled up at the Department of Transport Management. The Department, however, has just 15,000 blank smart cards to print driving licences in its current stock. Consequently, an applicant has to wait for as […]

Driving licence distribution halted citing polls

Kathmandu, November 22 The Department of Transport Management once again has halted distribution of driving licences citing upcoming provincial and federal parliamentary elections. Chief of the Transport Management Office in Ekantakuna of Lalitpur, Tej Narayan Yadav, says the distribution was halted as the Department staff and traffic police who would assist the Office to conduct […]