Home Minister Janardan Sharma has directed the agencies concerned to make the Kathmandu Valley traffic effective by arranging traffic lights at 200 road intersections.
Organizing a programme at the Ministry yesterday, Home Minister Sharma directed the officials from Nepal Police, Kathmandu Valley Transport Management Department, Road Department, and Nepal Electricity Authority to immediately take initiatives to install traffic lights in a simple and prompt way, and submit the entire expenditure details to the ministry.
He urged them not to wait for help from the donors to accomplish this task. The Minister also directed the chiefs of the Road Department, Traffic Police Division, Kathmandu Upatyaka Khanepani Ltd, Nepal Telecom, NEA, Kathmandu Metropolis and others to submit their work plans on traffic management in the Kathmandu Valley.
Similarly, Minister Sharma instructed Director-General at Transport Management Department Gopal Sigdel to complete painting of zebra crossing in 800 areas of the Kathmandu Valley within 15 days.
Meanwhile, Home Minister Janardan Sharma met French ambassador to Nepal Yves Carmona at his office in Singha Durbar yesterday.
The duo discussed about the bilateral relations between the two country and about issues of mutual interest.
Minister Sharma briefed the envoy about the contemporary politics, saying that the local election will stabilize the politics contributing to development in Nepal.
Minister Sharma said that the second phase local poll scheduled for June 28 will be held in stipulated time.
Ambassador Carmona expressed the confidence that the bilateral ties existing between two countries will be further strengthened in the days to come.