Almost 15,000 passengers have taken advance bus tickets to go home on the occasion of Dashain, Tihar and Chhath. Advance ticket booking was opened from Asoj 1.
With Dashain just around the corner, bus tickets have started to be booked for people going home to celebrate the festival with family. The government gave a green signal for advanced booking, especially to passengers going to Dharchula, Dhangadhi, Tikapur, Bajhang, Bajura, Pyuthan, Rukum, Rolpa and other places in the west and Kankadvitta, Bhadrapur, Tehrathum, Khapndbari, Taplejung, Bhojpur, Ilam, Pashupatinagar, Dharan, Biratnagar and other places in the east.
“Advance ticket booking will soon be opened for short-distance routes like Gorkha, Pokhara, Lamjung, Baglung, Myagdi, Syangja, Nuwakot, Rasuwa and other places under Prithvi Highway,” said Ramesh Khatri, the Kathmandu Head of Prithvi Highway Bus Operating Company.
Vijay Bahadur Swaran, president of the National Federation of Nepal Transport Professionals says, “On the occasion of Dashain, more than 2 million passengers leave the valley every year, so the arrangement of their travel must be made beforehand.”
In collaboration with Traffic Management Department, passenger assistance rooms will be set up at Nagdhunga, Kalanki, Swayambhu, Machhapokhari, New Bus Park, Chabahil, Gaushala, Koteshwar, Jagati, Satdobato, Balkhu, Dakshinkali, Sundhara and Old Bus Park in Kathmandu. “Through the passenger assistance rooms, the fares from the capital to various destinations and the coordination for the passengers to reach the destination more comfortably,” said Rajendra Prasad Bhatt, Spokesman of the office and Senior Superintendent of Police._Rss