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The Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office will be conducting 'special' checks at entry points in the Kathmandu valley in view of upcoming festivals.

According to the office, the campaign will focus on long-route vehicles. "Our efforts will be to prevent possible incidents of passengers being conned under various pretexts during festivals, and to ensure their safe travels,” said office’s Spokesperson Senior Superintendent Rajendra Prasad Bhatta. 

Special security measures have been planned at Thankot, Nagdhunga, Jagati, Pharping, Balaju Bypass entry points, he added. 

The office has also planned checks against drunk driving at 35 locations in the valley.  

Vehicles will be prohibited from carrying passengers more than their seating-capacity and goods on rooftop carriers. Vehicle operators are required to get the condition of their vehicles checked and repaired regularly, and passengers should be informed about security measures they should take during long-route travel.  

Likewise, the traffic police will act against the possibility of overcharging passengers during festivals. 

The Kathmandu Traffic Police Office and the Department of Transport Management will set up passenger help desks at various 14 locations in the Kathmandu valley. 

The office in collaboration with the department is to set up help desks at Nagdhunga, Kalanki, Swoyambhu, Machhapokhari, New Buspark, Chabahil, Gaushala, Koteshwor, Jagati, Saatdobato, Balkhu, Dakshinkali, Sundhara and Old Buspark. - RSS

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