20 Mar. The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) has launched a special precautionary campaign to be safe from coronavirus (COVID-19) infection.
MTPD chief, Senior Superintendent Bhim Prasad Dhakal said the Traffic Police personnel have been mobilized at the main bus parks and at places where there are usually large crowds in the Kathmandu Valley to aware the people against the global pandemic and to prevent them from crowding. The police personnel will also be carrying placards with awareness messages written on them.
Dhakal said the traffic police have been mobilized from today. As part of the special campaign, the public transport operators would be urged to carry passengers as per the seating capacity of the vehicles, the passengers would be urged not to make the vehicles crowded and always wear face masks while travelling.
MTPD has mobilized more than 200 traffic police personnel at 86 places in the Valley for this campaign. The Division has however suspended the traffic awareness classes that it had been conducting for drivers flouting the traffic rules and drunk driving. The MTPD has urged the drivers of the public vehicles to operate vehicles only by spraying sanitizer on the vehicle and not to keep passengers beyond the capacity. Police stated that teams have been mobilized to monitor to check whether this has been followed or not.