Restriction on movement of tippers in valley

Kathmandu, July 11

Following a spate of deaths in road accidents caused by tippers, the Ministry of Home Affairs today directed all district administration offices in Kathmandu valley and Metropolitan Traffic Police Division to enforce a ban on the movement of tippers from 5:00 am to 8:00 pm.

A MoHA source said the DAOs and MTPD would make necessary arrangements for prohibiting movement of tippers on major roads, including on and inside the Ring Road, of the valley with effect from July 17.

After the rule is enforced, they will be allowed to ply the valley roads from 8:00pm to 5:00am only. According to statistics released by MTPD, as many as 108 cases of road accidents were recorded during the period of June 15 to July 11 and tippers were involved in 40 of the accidents.

Royal Subedi, 18, of Bhaktapur was killed when a tipper hit the motorcycle he was riding pillion in Jadibuti yesterday. Aman Dhungel, 18, the rider was injured and is undergoing treatment at the National Trauma Centre. As many as seven persons have been killed by tipper-hit in valley in the past one-and-a-half months.