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Public buses resume operation in Kathmandu after two months

KATHMANDU: The prohibitory orders imposed in the Kathmandu Valley have been relaxed from today to reduce the risk of coronavirus infection.

The prohibitory orders have been eased by opening up some areas as the infection rate has started declining. In the meantime, public buses have started plying on the roads of Kathmandu after two months. From today, public transport with a capacity of more than 25 seats has been operated in an odd-even system.

Currently, public transport has been allowed to operate in three districts of the Kathmandu Valley, Bhaktapur and Lalitpur which will have to follow health standards. Vehicle operation has been started with the condition of having a sanitiser on the door of the vehicle, mandatory use of a mask, maintaining physical distance. Today, however, only a few vehicles are seen on the road on the first day. It is said that many vehicles have not come into operation due to the need for servicing the vehicles that have been waiting for a long time.



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