The fourth summit of Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is happening in Kathmandu. During the BIMSTEC Summit, the government has decided to implement the odd and even rationing rule for vehicles in Kathmandu for three days; starting from August 29 to 31.
A ministerial-level meeting held at the Home Ministry on Friday decided to adopt the odd and even rationing rule for vehicles to ease the traffic during the summit, which will see the participation of the heads of state and high-level officials from seven member states.
Basanta Panta, Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD) said the rule will apply to all the vehicles, except those catering essential services.
The odd-even rationing rule for vehicles during the BIMSTEC Summit will affect the movement of school vehicles. The government has not decided whether to announce school holidays during the summit period or request the schools in Kathmandu Valley to bear the inconvenience.
The odd-numbered vehicles with plates ending with 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9 will be allowed on August 29 and 31 whereas the even-numbered vehicles with plates ending with 0, 2, 4, 6, and 8 will be seen on roads on August 30 according to the rule.
Reference: The Kathmandu Post