Passengers at the bus park to board buses for their destinations. (File photo)
KATHMANDU: The pre-booking of tickets for people going back home for Dashain festival from Kathmandu has opened from today.
The government has opened the pre-booking of tickets in consultation with the transport entrepreneurs for long and medium-route vehicles.
A significantly large number of people will leave Kathmandu leading to a rise in the number of passengers.
Hence, the advance booking of tickets has been opened almost two weeks before the festivals start. Advance ticket booking has been opened from today by the Department of Transport Management in collaboration with transport traders, traffic police and concerned agencies.
President of the National Confederation of Nepal Transport Entrepreneurs, Vijay Bahadur Swar, said that advance ticket booking has been opened for long and medium-distance passengers.
People can book their tickets in advance from New Bus Park, Chabahil, Gaushala, Koteshwar, Sundhara and Kalanki.
According to him, advance ticket booking has been opened to go to places like Dhangadhi, Tikapur, Bajhang, Bajura, Salyan, Rukum, Pyuthan, Rolpa in the west and Taplejung, Ilam, Kakadvitta, Udayapur and other places in the east.
The transport businessmen have also requested the relevant agencies to facilitate the operation of transport by maintaining good condition of the major roads networks of the country.
Public vehicles have been plying from the new bus park to more than 66 districts across the country.
Meanwhile, the Metropolitan Traffic Police has set up passenger helplines at different places in Kathmandu targeting the festival.
Necessary coordination will be made at the help desk for the fare going from Kathmandu to various destinations and for the passengers to reach their destination easily.