Finally, Public Vehicles are re-opened after 4 months of lockdown; a 50 % fare increase.
Its already been 4 months everyone has been staying indoors. Although there were some private vehicles all around the road, public vehicles were still not allowed. Now,after 4 months of lock down finally Government has decided to Public Vehicles are re-opened.
According to the meeting held today on Thursday, the concerned authorities and department of government have decided to open the public vehicles in Kathmandu.
Other than Kathmandu, they also permitted all the districts to continue to operate the public vehicles within the district, says Yuvaraj Khatiwada.
They had allowed the drivers to run the vehicles with proper safety and measures. They strictly announced the drivers and passengers to follow the completes safety measures. Drivers are made compulsory to wear masks and gloves and they had to put sanitizer on the bus. Physical distance and safety measures should be implemented (i.e providing Sanitizer in the entry door, making medical mask compulsory, etc).
Although they decided to run the public vehicles, the transportation is still not open to travel from one district to another.
Taxi are also reopened with Public Vehicles re-opened
Along with the public buses and other transportation, government had also allowed to reopen the taxi services. But the Taxi can only carry two passengers at a time. If the passengers are from same family, the children’s below 5 years doesn’t count on that two. This rule is only validated within the three districts.
Transportation Fare increased by 50 %
Due to the COVID-19, the government also made the new rules as public vehicles can only carry half of the passengers on the bus. So, due to this rule, the fare has been increased by 50 %. This means people have to pay double the fare than normal rates they used to pay before this lockdown because Public Vehicles are re-opened.
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