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Kathmandu-Lumbini tourist bus service begins

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KATHMANDU—A tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Lumbini-the main tourism destination of the country has come into operation for the first time.

Travel Nepal Bus Service Pvt Ltd has run the service on the route. Earlier, the company had already brought into operation the tourist bus service from Kathmandu to Pokhara.

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The Kathmandu-Sunauli-Lumbini bus service has come into operation today.

Company Proprietor Prahlad Lohani informed that they have run three buses with well facilities for Lumbini. The bus having comfortable sofa seats has rest room and smoking zone as well.

The bus for Lumbini leaves from Gaushala of Kathmandu at 6:30 am and its tickets can be purchased through Travel Nepal online.

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Three metric tonnes trash removed from river

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KATHMANDU- Three metric tonnes of garbage was removed from the river today as part of the ongoing campaign of cleaning the Manohara and Hanumante rivers even during the festival period. 

Today marks the 84th week of the Manohara River Cleaning Campaign and the 34th week of the Hanumante River Cleaning Campaign. The areas around the tri-junction of Kathmandu, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur were cleaned. 

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The river cleaning today was done in tribute to Ram Keshar Bogati to commemorate the 12th day of his death. Bogati was the president of the Nepal Film Board and the advisor of Tripura Sangam Samaj and Hanumante River Cleaning Campaign. 

Some 200 people including lawmaker and CPN leader Mahesh Basnet, government secretary Dinesh Thapaliya, representatives of various community organizations and NGOs as well as army and police personnel took part in the river cleaning works today.

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