The Nepali government has issued a new law to all who own a car in Nepal because of
The Nepali government unveiled a new ban Thursday on the streets of the capital, Kathmandu, in a bid to curb the deterioration of air quality and reduce traffic congestion.
In addition, hundreds of buses, trucks, pick-ups and other vehicles have been banned from traveling as soon as authorities enforce the procedure, despite objections from transport workers and the demand for compensation for their vehicles.
"From today, the 20-year-old vehicles will be banned from traveling in Kathmandu," said Tuk Raj Randy, a spokesman for the Transportation Authority.
"We are doing this to control air pollution from these high-emission vehicles, which will not only improve traffic, but also make it easier to see," he said.
In that context, some 2,500 vehicles would be affected by this procedure.
He said the authorities would launch a similar campaign outside of Kathmandu a year later and could damage another 2,500 vehicles. Observers attributed the rise in pollution to the expansion of roads and post-quake construction as well as the emissions of old vehicles.
On the other hand, there are estimated to be 80,000 road vehicles in Nepal with a population of four million.