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Traffic Rapid Squad Campaign commences in Kathmandu Valley

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KATHMANDU— The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has initiated the ‘traffic rapid squad’ campaign for maintaining peace and order and for management of traffic in the Kathmandu Valley.

The Division brought this campaign during the festival time to improve the Valley’s traffic management, minimize the growing traffic accidents and promoting road discipline.

MTPD Chief Basanata Kumar Panta said the campaign has been initiated to prevent traffic jam and incidents of theft during the festival time in the Kathmandu Valley. He added that police would be mobilized rapidly to the incident site for necessary action as part of the campaign.

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Fifty-five Nepal Police personnel and 55 traffic police personnel would be mobilized on 55 motorbikes each day as part of the ‘rapid squad’ campaign.

Police personnel have been mobilized by dividing the Kathmandu Valley into 10 zones. Kathmandu has been divided into six sectors, Bhaktapur into two sectors and Lalitpur into two sectors.

Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal initiated the campaign here on Wednesday. On the occasion, he expressed the belief that the campaign would play an important role in strengthening peace and security and traffic management in the Kathmandu Valley.

The campaign will be expanded to other cities as well in future considering the need, IGP Khanal added.

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NA chair stresses on quality and vocational education

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KATHMANDU- Chairman of National Assembly (NA) Ganesh Prasad Timilsina has said that the vocational and quality education were the first priority of the state.

Inaugurating the golden jubilee programme of Pashupati Secondary School of Modi Rural Municipality today, NA chair Timilsina said that technical and quality based education were the foundation of the prosperity of the nation.

On another note, he shared that 339 existing laws will be amended until March 5 and 124 new laws will be enacted.

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Similarly, Gandaki Province Industry, Tourism, Forest and Environment Minister Bikas Lamsal said that the provincial government was urging federal government to declare Pokhara as tourism capital.

Speaking in the same programme, Pakistani ambassador to Nepal Mazhar Javed said that age old ties between Nepal and Pakistan will be further strengthened and partnership would be fostered in the education sector as well.

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