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Bheri municipality bans Facebook use during office hour

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JAJARKOT — The Bheri municipality in Jajarkot has banned Facebook use during office hour.

A meeting of municipality held on Friday banned the use of social networking site, Facebook, saying that more engagement on facebook during office time would affect daily performance of employees, shared Deputy Chief of municipality’s Information Section Bhawana Bhandari.

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With this, the use of Facebook has been restricted from 10.00 am to 5.00 pm and action will be taken if the decision is ignored, said the municipality source.

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Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on metre reading.

The traffic police will make monitoring extensive following an outpouring of grievances against the taxicabs from the commuters.

MTPD’s Joint Spokesperson Mukunda Marasini said the authorities have been taking action against 50 to 70 taxis on a daily basis for not complying with the rule to follow metre reading when charging fare.

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“Earlier, around 15 to 20 taxis fell under the action, but now our action has intensified,” he said urging the commuters to dial 103 to inform against any cabbies unwilling to travel on metre reading.

The MTPD has been charging fine ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 to cabbies violating the rule. Spokesperson Marasini added that 30 police officers have been deployed in the streets of Kathmandu to monitor the taxis.

Around 4,000 taxis have already faced legal charges at the hands of MTPD in the ongoing fiscal year for non-compliance.

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