July 03, 2017
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) will install at least 600 new zebra crossings across various roads in Kathmandu Valley within fifteen days.
The meeting of the KMC officials and other stakeholders took place in the Kathmandu identified that they need more than 600 new zebra crossings in Kathmandu Valley for road safety.
KMC mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya emphasized time-bound and result-oriented actions.
The Metropolitan Traffic Police had launched a new rule in the Valley on May 15 this year where the jaywalkers were penalised. The rule was launched to reduce the road accidents as the pedestrians account for around 40 percent of road accidents, the Metropolitan Traffic Police said.
Similarly, Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Limited, Project Implementation Directorate Chief Tiresh Prasad Khatri said that the issues relating to the management of dust and sewage alongside the Chabahil to Chuchepati will be solved by mid-July.
Likewise, the MTPD Chief Deputy Inspector General of Police, Mingmar Lama, expressed about having scientific management of the traffic signals at the roadside as well as parking spaces.
During the meeting, the KMC officials and other stakeholders also discussed about implementation of the report relating to the feasibility study for the parking management in Kathmandu, installation of more air pollution measuring equipment’s and traffic management in the district among others.