Kathmandu: Public vehicles have been asked to leave the Kathmandu Valley for their destinations outside the Valley only from the New Bus Park in Gongabu. This practice has been implemented from today. The Kathmandu Metropolitan City in a notice issued on June 2 took a decision requiring the public vehicles plying on long route (more than 250 kms), medium route (100 to 250 kms) and short route (25 to 100 kms) to leave the Valley only from the New Bus Park.
Similarly, all ticket counters for passenger vehicles leaving the Valley were directed to shift their offices to the Bus Park. To implement the decision, the KMC has removed ticket counters for passenger vehicles leaving the Valley from the Ring Road area. Such ticket counters have been removed from Gongabu, and Kalanki area, said the KMC Police Force Chief Rajunath Pandey. Around 200 passenger vehicles leave the Kathmandu Valley from the New Bus Park on a daily basis, according to him. “Arrangements have been made for passenger microbus and jeeps to park and their ticket counters behind the Lhotse Mall in the Bus Park,” he said.