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VIPs violating traffic rules in Kathmandu: Over 1,200 cases in a month

Traffic lights. Image for representation only
Traffic lights. Image for representation only

Kathmandu, September 30

Kathmandu traffic police have revealed an alarming status about VIPs violating traffic rules in the capital.

In one month from August 17 to September 16, the top state officials of the country have been found violating the road rules over 1,200 times in total.

The Ministry of Home Affairs generally informs traffic police about the routes that these VIPs are using. In such cases, the traffic police turn the road lights off and facilitate their travel. It means they are not counted as offences.

But, sometimes, the officials go to the road without informing the concerned authorities, yet tend to break the rules.

The following table shows the frequency of VIPs violating traffic rules in Kathmandu at times when the police were not informed of their journeys:

SNOfficialFrequency of violationJunctions of violation
1President Bidya Devi Bhandari8518
2Vice-President Nanda Bahadur Pun189
3Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba16525
4Acting CJ Deepak Kumar Karki8026
5Speaker Agni Prasad Sapkota17217
6National Assembly Chair Ganesh Prasad Timalsina12334
7Home Minister Bal Krishna Khand29478
8Home Secretary Tek Narayan Pandey7633
9Justices8026
10Other VIPs18097

In the past two months, traffic police in Kathmandu have booked 12,314 people for crossing the red light among other violations of traffic rules.

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