Starting From October 22nd Thamel is to be made ‘Vehicle Free’. Image Source:

Starting From October 22, Thamel is to be made ‘Vehicle Free’

The main tourism center, Thamel is to be made ‘vehicle free’ from October 22.

At a press conference organized by the Metropolitan City Traffic Police Division and Thamel Development Council, it was informed that the general vehicles apart from most needed ones will be strictly barred to enter into Thamel area.

Deputy General of Police (DIGP), Sarbendra Khanal, informed that vehicle except the essential ones counting drinking water, ambulance, tourism, and security, would not be allowed to move to the area.

A view of a road in Thamel, Kathmandu. Image Source: The Himalayan Times

A view of a road in Thamel, Kathmandu. Image Source: The Himalayan Times

“We are putting in place a pass system for the essential vehicles to move to and from Thamel area”, Khanal added.

“The vehicles-allowed can only go to Thamel from Tridevi Marg. Taxi, microbus, van, and motorcycles will not be permitted to stop wildly. Action will be taken against the vehicle breaching one-way traffic rule, traffic signs will be kept in different places and vehicles will be arranged as per the need of the hotels in Thamel,” informed the Division at the press conference.

With these statements enlisted by the Deputy General of Police, Sarbendra Khanal, Thamel is to be made ‘Vehicle Free’ from October 22.

Having such a radical change in the main tourism hub, Thamel, do you think it’ll do well for the future reference? Let us know in the comments section below.


Reference: The Himalayan Times