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Police seize 110 modified motorcycles from valley

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KATHMANDU — The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, Kathmandu has seized at least 110 modified motorcycles from the town.

At recent times, a total of 110 bullet motorbikes with body structure modification were taken under control from the town, the Division said.

Division Chief Sarbendra Khanal said a campaign against customized motorbikes producing loud noise has been in place.

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“Motorcyclists who tend to think that road is just for them and cause noise pollution while driving are under the close observation of traffic police,” he said.

The traffic police do not hesitate to seize such vehicles and a fine of Rs 5,000 shall be charged in case of the customization of a motorcycle.

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Cabs face music for non-compliance with meter rule

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KATHMANDU — Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has broadened its action against taxis unwilling to operate on metre reading.

The traffic police will make monitoring extensive following an outpouring of grievances against the taxicabs from the commuters.

MTPD’s Joint Spokesperson Mukunda Marasini said the authorities have been taking action against 50 to 70 taxis on a daily basis for not complying with the rule to follow metre reading when charging fare.

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“Earlier, around 15 to 20 taxis fell under the action, but now our action has intensified,” he said urging the commuters to dial 103 to inform against any cabbies unwilling to travel on metre reading.

The MTPD has been charging fine ranging from Rs 3,000 to Rs 5,000 to cabbies violating the rule. Spokesperson Marasini added that 30 police officers have been deployed in the streets of Kathmandu to monitor the taxis.

Around 4,000 taxis have already faced legal charges at the hands of MTPD in the ongoing fiscal year for non-compliance.

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