59 old vehicles seized on Thursday

KATHMANDU, March 16: The government on Thursday took 59 public vehicles under its control from different parts of the country, as a new rule to ban public vehicles older than 20 years kicks in.

According to officials of Department of Transport Management (DoTM), Narayani Transportation Management Office seized 25 of them, while the offices in Gandaki and Janakpur took under their control 10 and seven such vehicles, respectively. Remaining vehicles were seized by other zonal transport management offices.

The government had taken the decision to put a ban on public vehicles older than 20 years in 2015. The decision has come into effect from Thursday.