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NRA to celebrate one-year commemoration of devastating earthquake on April 24

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KATHMANDU — A meeting of the National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) Directive Committee on Tuesday has decided to arrange different programs to celebrate the first anniversary of the staggering tremor of April (2015 ) on coming April 24.

The meeting decided to organise a program near Dharahara on Baisakh 12 (April 24) to pay tributes to the earthquake victims.

NRA Spokesperson Ram Prasad Thapaliaya said a candlelight vigil will be held at Maitighar Mandal at night of April 24. All other tremor hit districts in coordination with their respective District Development Committee would also pay tribute to those killed in the quake.

Among the decisions taken by the Committee is to expedite the grant agreement process in the 11 worst-affected districts where the surveys on the same have concluded. The names of those benefiting from this agreement shall be published in their respective VDC, District Development Committee and municipalities.

Similarly, the construction of a community residence shall be started in each district.

The Education Ministry and Health Ministry would initiate reconstruction task of at least one school and health institution in every district on April 25.

The Department of Archeology would carry out reconstruction of the Kathmandu-based archeological heritages including Bajra Yogini temple of Sankhu, Anantapur-Swayambhunath, Bansha Gopal temple of Hanumandhoka, Phasi Deg of Bhaktapur, Manimandap of Lalitpur, among others.

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Over 20,000 drivers taken action through CCTV monitoring

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has effectively launched monitoring of vehicles plying on the road through close circuit (CC) camera in Kathmandu valley.

Traffic Police are keeping a close watch on drivers to check whether they are following the traffic rules or not.

A total of 20,024 drivers of various vehicles faced action based on such monitoring. The police begun this bid since 2073 BS and it has become effective so far, said SSP Basanta Panta of the Traffic Division.

Most of the cases were related to violation of the traffic lane and driving on ‘one way’ roads, he added.

The police are monitoring the traffic activities through 460 close circuit cameras installed at the Division Office, Ranipokhari.

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