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Coupon compulsory to get petrol, says NOC

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KATHMANDU — The Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) has made it mandatory to take coupon from the concerned petrol pumps for getting fuel being distributed from Thursday for the private vehicles.

The NOC has said that the customers have to compulsorily take coupon before getting fuel. The NOC has directed the petrol pumps to organize coupon system following protestations by the customers that they didn’t get the fuel in spite of lining up hours before.

More than 66% of private vehicles had to return home without fuel during the fuel distribution earlier in Dashain.

According to NOC, motorcycles from 1 to 30 lots will get fuel on Thursday, 30 to 50 lots on Friday, and those above 50 lots will get petrol on Saturday.

Motorcycles will get 5 liters of petrol, while four-wheelers will get 10 liters.

Below is the list of petrol pumps distributing petrol from Thursday :

list of petrol pumps distributing petrol

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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