Traffic police step up crackdown on unfit vehicles49 drivers face the music for operating vehicles unfit to ply the Valley roads.
Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office has stepped up its crackdown on vehicles unfit to ply the Valley roads.
During a drive against unfit vehicles at Chuchepati and Kalanki of Kathmandu on Monday afternoon, the traffic police took action against drivers of 49 vehicles, including buses, microbuses, water tankers, mini trucks and pickup vans, which were ‘not in a good condition for operating on the roads.’
The valley traffic office said a team including skilled technicians penalised drivers operating vehicles with worn brakes and tires and with defective wipers and lights during the inspection of 200 vehicles.
Traffic police said they have been inspecting the mechanical condition of vehicles occasionally at various places in Kathmandu Valley to reduce the potential risk of accidents.
Superintendent of Police Awadesh Bista Chhetri, joint spokesperson at the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, requested all transport entrepreneurs, vehicle owners and drivers to cooperate in traffic management by operating only vehicles in good condition.
Similarly, traffic police also booked 39 drivers for over speed and took action against 118 vehicles operating with bumper guards.