Kathmandu. Sampada Yatra bus service has been started in Kathmandu Valley from Tuesday.
Heritage tour bus service ‘Hop on Hop off Bus’ has been launched from Tuesday with the aim of providing a visual overview of the heritage sites of Kathmandu Valley.
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Sudan Kiranti launched the Sampada Yatra bus service during a program at Pulchowk in Lalitpur. Inaugurating the bus service, Minister of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Kiranti informed that the service will be operated free of charge for one week as the work of determining the fare has not been completed.
He said that even though it is a small task, the government has to work hard. Minister Kiranti said that although it has been said for a long time that Sampada Yatra bus service will be operated, the fare adjustment work has not been completed yet.
He said that although the need and awareness to operate Sampada Yatra bus service has moved forward, laws and laws are far behind. He said that although there is a provision to adjust bus fares by the provincial government, there is a problem due to the fact that the province does not have a law to determine the fares for the operation of Sampada Yatra bus services.
Minister Kiranti also said that everyone is committed to adding more buses without stopping the service that started on Tuesday. He said that it is only a small effort to promote tourism in the valley and informed that the service will be expanded after testing it. He also traveled from Pulchok to Narayanhiti Durbar Museum by Tourism Minister Kiranti in a heritage bus.
Lalitpur Metropolitan Municipality Chief Chiribabu Maharjan informed that as part of efforts to create a pollution-free city, the Metropolitan Municipality has announced that from now on, when purchasing any vehicle, it will only be electric. He said that according to the announcement of the metropolis that when buying a car, it is only electric. He said that 9 million rupees have been given to common transport for running electric satal buses in the inner city of Lalitpur and also expressed his belief that it will be implemented as soon as possible.
2 electric buses will be operated daily on the transport route of Sampada Ghumti Bus. Similarly, the bus service for Tatka will run from 8 am to 6 pm. Through the trial bus service, the bus service will be operated from Patan Durbar Square, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Narayanhiti Durbar Museum, Pashupatinath Temple, Boudhanath and Swayambhu in the initial phase.