Kathmandu tourist buses resume services for major destinations

File: A tourist bus

Kathmandu, July 29

Tourist bus operators in Kathmandu say they have resumed their services for major touristic destinations of the country including Pokhara and Chitwan.

Most travel and tourism activities have been halted in the country for the past one and a half years due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

But, two buses for Pokhara and one for Chitwan are leaving Kathmandu daily carrying domestic and foreign tourists from last week, informs Ishwar Sharma, the president of the Nepal Tourist Bus Association. He says the numbers of buses and destinations can go up as there used to be buses for Lumbini, Janakpur and Birgunj also in the past.

In the past, over 100 tourist buses would travel on the Kathmandu-Pokhara route only every day.

Sharma claims the operators ensure the implementation of safety measures including sufficient physical distance on the buses.

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