KATHMANDU: The government is making preparations to extend the lockdown by allowing the long-route public vehicles to operate.
Chef District Officers of three districts – Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur – are holding a meeting at 1 pm today to take a decision to this effect, said Bhaktapur’s CDO Prem Prasad Bhattarai.
According to Bhattarai, today’s joint meeting will decide on whether to allow the operation of long-route vehicles or not.
With both domestic and international flights coming into operation already, the entrepreneurs of public vehicles have also been exerting pressures on the government to allow the operation of long-route vehicles.
The CDOs are of the view that the day-to-day life should be made easier prioritizing economic activities by relaxing the prohibitory order further with the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccines.
However, the CDOs’ meeting will take a final call on it today, said Bhattarai.
Public vehicles with more than 25 seats have already come into operation in the Kathmandu Valley.
The prohibitory order which was imposed on April 29 is expiring on the midnight of July 15.