The Home Ministry has revoked all kinds of inter-district vehicle passes effective from Thursday. The passes issued for transport inside a district will be revoked effective from Saturday.
The revocation of inter-district passes will apply even in the Kathmandu Valley. "All kinds of passes have been revoked," Communication Officer with the Ministry Umakanta Adhikari told Setopati. "We have revoked the passes issued by all 77 districts for transportation within the district effective from May 16."
The ministry has also stopped people from travelling to one district from another inside the Valley. "This will apply even inside the Valley. One cannot go to another district," Under Secretary Adhikari confirmed.
Two more persons tested positive in the Valley on Thursday including a six-year-old girl from Kapilvastu undergoing treatment at the Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital (TUTH) and one from Chandragiri municipality.
The ministry took the decision after holding discussion with chief district officers (CDO) of the three districts, mayors inside the Valley and security persons on Thursday.
The journalists with cards issued by the Department of Information and Broadcasting will not face any problem in commuting, according to the ministry. Ambulances, hearses, fire-engines, vehicles with flags, diplomatic missions and organizations with diplomatic immunity, health professionals, human resources involved in production and transportation of medicines, personnel involved in water supply and maintenance, garbage management, staffers of big food stores, and freight vehicles carrying essential items will not need a pass.
Those using such vehicles, however, will have to carry their respective staff identification cards.
Published Date: Thursday, Jestha 1, 2077, 18:04:00