Drive against jaywalking to expand across valley

Posted on: June 02, 2017 | views: 556

The drive against people crossing the road haphazardly that has reportedly become effective in just four days of its launch will be expanded across Kathmandu valley soon. 

As part of the drive that started by the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division from May 30 and is limited only to specific places in the valley at present, a fine of Rs 200 is imposed on a pedestrian found to be crossing the road haphazardly or held for three hours. 

While it has come under fire from various quarters for imposing the rule without necessary infrastructures and due preparations, the Division maintained that the campaign aims at minimising road accidents.

The campaign has been limited to only 30 to 40 places at present for a lack of necessary infrastructure. We will expand it across the valley until next week, said Deputy Inspector General of Police Mingmar Lama. 

Since the drive was launched, the total 10,861 pedestrians have faced action for crossing the road randomly, the Division said.