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Odd-even system for vehicle implemented from today

2022 Jan 22, 7:48,
Public vehicles in their station and other vehicles in their own way. Photo: Prasan Gurung/Nepalnews

An odd-even system has been implemented in the Kathmandu Valley since this morning to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection.

As per the decision of the joint meeting of the local administration (Kathmandu, Lalitpur, and Bhaktapur), the coercive system has been implemented. The system has been implemented in public and private vehicles in the Kathmandu Valley.

The administration has ordered not to carry more passengers than the seating capacity in public transport, to make it mandatory for all passengers to wear masks, and to provide sanitizers to be used by passengers at the door and inside the vehicle.

Similarly, it has been said in the order that the head of the office will make proper management of the service flow in all the public and government bodies in the district alternately. According to the Police Headquarters, security personnel have been deployed at various places since this morning to implement the order.

Vehicles that do not apply the coercive system

As per the order, the forced use system will not be applied to the vehicles used in the emergency services. The order does not apply to vehicles carrying medicines and health supplies, ambulances, fire engines, hearses, gas, and petroleum products.

Vehicles carrying food grains, dairy products, fruits, vegetables, water, eggs, fish and meat, livestock, grains, and agricultural and livestock products will also be able to operate smoothly. Vehicles carrying similar construction materials (driver co-driver only) will be allowed to operate.

It is mentioned in the order that the vehicles used by the employees of banks, insurance, financial institutions, airlines, postal and courier services, telecommunication, and service providers can be operated on the basis of the identity card. Similarly, the order issued by the Acting Chief District Officer of Kathmandu, Suprabha Khanal Dhungel, states that vehicles used by media persons with a press passes and journalist identity cards issued by the Department of Information and Broadcasting, government and diplomatic missions can be operated. 


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