Kathmandu, Nepal, July 9, 2020: Notwithstanding the spreading of coronavirus (COVID-19) cases across the country, particularly in Kathmandu valley, the government has decided to allow short-distance public transport to resume their service.
Minister for Communications and Information Technology Yuba Raj Khatiwada, who is also the spokesperson of the government and finance minister, revealed about the government’s decision amid a press conference organized to make public the decision on Thursday.
With the decision, public vehicles within Kathmandu Valley can be operated in all three districts– Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. However, public vehicles will be allowed to operate within the district only in other districts.
The government has made some mandatory provisions for the safety from the coronavirus. All the passengers including the drivers and other staffs should wear masks, using of sanitizer and mentioning of social distancing by sitting alone in a row.
The government has allowed taking extra fifty percent as a travel fare while traveling in the public transport during the lockdown.