Action taken against 13 Tata Sumo operators

Bara, August 19

District Traffic Police Office, Bara, has taken action against 13 Tata Sumo vehicles for overcharging passengers today.

A police team deployed from DTPO has taken sumos under control from different places of the district after complaints were lodged in the office regarding the same. Police said as many as twelve 12 vehicles had been taken under control yesterday and one more Tata-sumo was taken under control today. Traffic police have returned Rs 47,220 to 92 passengers of 12 Tata-sumos.

Province 2 Traffic Police Office, Pathlaiya Chief Kiran Bajracharya said that Rs 3,710 was returned to eight passengers today.

Vehicle operators had taken the amount randomly from persons who were returning to their houses on the occasion of Eid (Kurbani) celebrated by the Muslim community.

The passengers had returned to their hometowns from Kathmandu to celebrate the festival. Bajracharya further added that Tata-sumo operators had overcharged passengers heading towards Bara, Parsa and Rautahat, among other places from Kathmandu.

According to Bajracharya, the police had taken action against nine vehicles heading towards Birgunj, one to Gaur, among other places from Kathmandu.