New traffic rule for Koteshwor-Suryavinayak road

Kathmandu, July 16

Metropolitan Traffic Police division has introduced a new traffic rule for vehicles plying the Koteshwor-Suryavinayak Road section. Vehicles will have separate lanes as per the vehicle type from tomorrow onwards.

Traffic police personnel were seen distributing informational flyers to drivers and pedestrians to make them aware about the new rule and its importance in minimising road accidents.

MTPD chief SSP Basanta Kumar Pant said traffic police introduced the new rule keeping in view the increasing number of accidents along the road section.

“Most of the accidents occurred along the road section in an attempt to overtake other vehicles without following the lane rule,” he added.

Maximum speed limit allowed along the Koteshwor-Suryavinayak is 60 km per hour, but all kinds of vehicles are easily found exceeding that limit.

Drivers and bike riders have not been following traffic rules along the Koteshwor-Suryabinayek road section. .

According to SSP Pant, heavy vehicles and vehicles transporting goods  should use the right lane of the road, making space for motorbikes on the left side.

He also said motorbike riders, will not be allowed to overtake using the right lane.

MTPD is taking this initiative as per direction from the Minister for Home Affairs Ram Bahadur Thapa.

Jaywalkers provided a lesson on road safety

KATHMANDU: Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has stated that it provided lessons on road safety to 1,958 jaywalkers, on the first day of a 10-day campaign.

The campaign had been launched to make people, who were caught violating traffic rules, aware of road safety and traffic rules.

Traffic police launched the campaign to reduce road accidents caused by the carelessness of pedestrians. The campaign is being run at 12 different places in Kathmandu valley.