Increasing no. of people leaving Valley for Dashain

A bus en route from Kathmandu to Chiuridanda is seen plying the road at Banepa, on Saturday, October 1, 2022. Photo: RSS

KATHMANDU: With each passing day since Ghatasthapana, first day of the 10-day festival Dashain, people in more significant numbers are leaving Kathmandu Valley for their respective hometowns.

Long queues of both public and private vehicles are seen going out from checkpoints in Kathmandu Valley.  Today alone, the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police estimated that over 200,000 people left the Valley.

On the first day of Dashain, around 60,000 people were recorded leaving the Valley. Last Friday, 84,000 people left the Valley, said Awadesh Bista Chettri, Superintendent of Police and Joint Spokesperson at the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police.

Altogether 353,485 people left the Valley in total 50,000 public vehicles from October 26 to 30, SP Chettri added.

Traffic police assume that the number could be higher since there was no record of those who left the Valley in reserved and private vehicles via different checkpoints.


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