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Khula Munch bus park to be closed for 4 days

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KATHMANDU — The bus park which was relocated to Khula Munch (Open Theatre) in Tundikhel from old bus park area is to remain closed for four days from today.

The Khula Munch will be shut for four days starting from today as the open theatre which has been in decrepit state of affairs due to torrential rain and huge flow of vehicles needs renovation, shared Metropolitan Traffic Police Division Chief and SSP Basanta Kumar Panta.

An arrangement has been made for the vehicles bound to Khula Munch via Araniko Highway to move to new Bus Park through Koteswor, Saatdobato and Kalanki, he informed.

Likewise, the vehicles coming from Chawahil, Bouddha, Sankhu, Thankot, Kirtipur and Daxinkali among others are allowed to drop their passengers at the Ratna Park.

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Similarly, the odd and even number system has been enforced for the vehicles being operated in the Valley so as to ensure smooth traffic management during the BIMSTEC Summit scheduled for August 30-31.

The system will be put in place on August 29-31. As per the interim system, the registration plate of vehicles with odd number at the end will not be allowed to ply on August 29 and 31 while plates with even number at the end will be barred from operation on August 30, he added.

The odd even system is applicable for all vehicles except those used in emergency such as ambulance, fire engine, hospital, press and vehicles carrying tourists.

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2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident

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HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.

Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.

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Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.

Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.

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