28 April, Kathmandu: The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division is going to tighten the noose against the jaywalker as it gears up to introduce a new regulation to reduce road accidents.
Accordingly, MTPD will take action against the jaywalkers in the Kathmandu Valley, which includes a fine of Rs 500.
The regulation will come into effect from May 15 this year under which the vehicles not stopping in the zebra crossing to allow pedestrians are cross will be booked too.
At an awarenss campaign launched by the Division to minimize the road accidents, Acting Police Commissioner DIG Bom Bahadur Bhandari argued that the road accidents would significantly come down if both the pedestrians and the drivers observe caution in zebra crossings.
Similarly, Pranam Bhandari opined that the road accidents take place due to the stray animals on the road.
Likewise, Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC)’s executive officer Ishwor Raj Poudel shared that the KMC has banned horn for the vehicles plying the roads in the Valley since April 14 and washing off the dust in the road with high traffic volume during the nights to reduce air pollution.
Division Chief Mingmar Lama said that many of the road accidents were related to motorcycle and scooters.
The awareness drive is launched at 26 different places across the Valley through community centres, according to Lama. RSS