Unscrupulous cabbies booked

KATHMANDU: Traffic police on Friday took action against 37 cabbies for fleecing passengers or violating rules in Kathmandu valley.

According to Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, most of the taxi drivers booked by on-duty cops were caught in the act of bargaining on the fare or refusing to provide service by turning on the meter.

Some of them were also found to be tampering with the meter.

Traffic personnel, both in uniform and civil dress, have been deployed in busy areas, including hospitals and bus parks, to catch rule violators.