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Old Bus Park shifted to Khulla Manch

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KATHMANDU — The Old Bus Park has been shifted to Khula Manch as a transitory city bus park for at least  three years from Wednesday as the Kathmandu Metropolitan City arrangements to start construction of Kathmandu Tower, a 12-story state-of-the-art business complex, in Old Bus Park.

According to Manoj Kumar Bhetwal, head of Swochanda Jaleshwor, existing old bus park will be moved to Khula Manch from Wednesday.

“It would take no less than three years to construct the Kathmandu Tower. In this way, we made an arrangement for a temporary bus park in Khula Manch,” he informed.

KMC has been awarded the contract to construct the complex to Swochanda Jaleshwor Construction Company.

Gyanendra Karki, KMC spokesperson, said the government awarded the contract to build Kathmandu Tower to Swochanda Jaleshwor and that the latter would begin construction work from Wedneesday itself.

“We chose Khula Manch due to unavailability of adequate open spaces in other accessible areas of Kathmandu. It is also close to the Old Bus Park,” Karki said.

Around 900 passenger buses arrived in and departed from the Old Bus Park every day.

After the completion of the tower, it will be used as a bus terminal and will also have a hospital, cinema hall, hotel and shops.

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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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