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500 drivers violate traffic rules in Kathmandu valley daily

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KATHMANDU — As many as 500 people are being punished for violating the lane discipline on Kathmandu roads daily.

The high number of traffic rule violators was recorded as traffic police initiated a special campaign to maintain lane discipline starting on March 21.

Since then, 3,922 motorists and motorcyclists in the Valley have been punished for not adhering to their respective lanes, according to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division.

The highest number of drivers punished for violating lane discipline on a particular day is 777 with the lowest being just six.

“We had to initiate a special campaign on lane discipline as it was leading to traffic jam as well as the risk of traffic accidents,” said the Division joint-spokesperson DSP Rajendra Dev Bhatta.

Anyone found violating the lane discipline is fined Rs. 200 and also given a one-hour class on the need to follow traffic rules.

Many lane violators are being caught with the help of CCTV cameras installed in various parts of the Valley while some were even apprehended by traffic personnel following them on a motorcycle, Bhatta said.

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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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