Dhulikhel Municipality seeks Sajha bus serviceThe Dhulikhel Municipality has urged Sajha Yatayat to extend its bus service to Dhulikhel.
The Dhulikhel Municipality has urged Sajha Yatayat to extend its bus service to Dhulikhel.
A municipal meeting on Sunday decided to call on Sajha for smooth, safe and timely operation of public buses in the area, according to municipality’s newly-elected Mayor Ashok Byanju. He also revealed that the municipality was also considering buying stake into the Sajha Yatayat Cooperative. “We will decide investment amount after talks with Sajha,” he added.
The Dhulikhel Municipality’s request comes days after Sajha’s decision to extend its service to Swoyambhu of Kathmandu to Suryabinayak of Bhaktapur route Sanga that borders with Kavre.
Acting Chief Executive of Sajha Mahendra Raj Pandey welcomed the municipality’s move.
“We have not received official letter from the municipality. But Sajha is always open to working with local bodies in extending its services,” said Pandey.
Sajha, which has a fleet of 46 buses, operates 38 buses on various routes in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur. Sajha is planning to add 11 deluxe coaches to extend services to long distance routes and a semi low floor bus for Kathmandu in the next six months.