The microbus drivers and their assistants in Kathmandu valley will have to wear fluorescent jackets from November 17.
This was decided in a meeting of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) held with the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs here on Friday.
MTPD chief, Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Kumar Panta said that the drivers will have to put on an orange coloured fluorescent jacket and their helpers a green fluorescent jacket.
Although the rule requiring drivers and their helpers to wear fluorescent jackets was enforced during the tenure of the then Deputy Inspector General of Police Sarbendra Khanal, the microbus drivers and their assistants had been neglecting the rule.
General Secretary of the Federation, Saroj Sitaula, said wearing the fluorescent jackets would make it easy for the passengers to identify the drivers and their assistants, and to lodge complaints with the police if they have any issues. “We will gradually enforce this rule on drivers and helpers of big vehicles as well,” he added.
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