Kathmandu, May 24
With the aim of promoting the major heritage areas in the Kathmandu valley, a heritage tour bus service has started from Tuesday.
Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation and Nepal Tourism Board have started this service in collaboration with Sajha Yatayat.
The bus service aims to connect UNESCO World Heritage Sites like Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Narayanhiti Palace Museum, Pashupatinath temple, Bouddhanath and Swayambhunath.
The test ride of the service started on Tuesday from Patan Durbar Square and was inaugurated by Tourism Minister Sudan Kirati.
Kirati said he believes this service will help promote major heritage areas in Kathmandu valley and added that it will be expanded after testing it.
Sushil Pyakurel, the executive chairman of Sajha Yatayat, informs two electric buses would be operated daily.
According to the NTB, the heritage tour bus service will operate from 8 am to 6 pm.
The authorities are proposing a one-day fair of Rs 500 per person for the service. But as it has not been approved yet, people can now ride the bus for free.