Traffic police to get model building

Kathmandu, October 13

The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is set to construct a model building in Satdobato, Lalitpur, with the aim of modernising its services.

DIG Jaya Bahadur Chand, in-charge of the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, laid the foundation stone of the four-storey building to be constructed with public participation and financing. The building is expected to be completed by next year at the cost of Rs 20 million. Addressing the foundation laying ceremony, DIG Chand expressed happiness over the effort of the public, who collected more than Rs 20 million for construction of the earthquake-resistant building for the traffic police. The building will house the Metropolitan Traffic Police Circle, Lalitpur.

“I express my sincere thanks to the people of Lalitpur, who came up with the idea of constructing a modern building for servicemen and womenand encouraged others to follow suit,” DIG Chand said, adding, it will motivate the traffic police personnel to be more responsible towards their duties.

Bharat Maharjan, chairperson of Sumeru Group, took the initiative for the construction of the building.

He informed that the building would of international standard with special amenities. An 11-member building construction committee led by Maharjan has been formed for the construction of the building. The committee includes businesspersons, industrialists, social workers and intellectuals of Lalitpur.

Traffic police Inspector Sitaram Hachhethu had conceived the idea of constructing the building with financing from the locals. Earlier, he had played a pivotal role in constructing traffic police buildings in Kalimati, Koteshwor and Durbar Marg.