Kathmandu, April 30
Uniform has been made mandatory for the employees working at ticket counters of public transportation. A meeting among the Kathmandu Metropolis, traffic police and transport entrepreneurs agreed on the provision towards that end.
The provision was first implemented from the New Bus Park area on the joint initiative of the Federation of Nepal National Transport Entrepreneurs’ Association and the Lhotse Multipurpose Pvt Ltd on Monday. On the occasion, over 150 staffers at the ticket counters there were seen in uniform.
Federation general secretary Saroj Sitaula said the decision aimed to further improve the country’s public transport service sector. “The campaign will go nationwide,” he said, urging employees concerned to follow the dress code (light blue shirt and grey pants), accepting it as a positive move in establishing a good working system.
This measure will clear confusion among passengers to whom they should pay for tickets, the federation said, urging passengers to travel on public vehicles by compulsorily purchasing tickets. Besides uniform, it is also mandatory for employees to carry their identity cards.
“The New Bus Park based in Gongabu is the only national bus park of the country and we are working collaboratively with authorities concerned to upgrade it into a facility of international standard,” said Sitaula.
Metropolitan Traffic Police Division’s chief, Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Kumar Panta said the dress code for employees handling ticket counters would prevent passengers from being cheated.
A version of this article appears in print on May 01, 2019 of The Himalayan Times.