August 14, 2022, Sunday

Eight arrested for taking more rent than specified

Public transport, which opened two months after the ban, has started charging more than the stipulated fare.

The arrested are Santosh Damai of Dang, Kushal Ram Basnet, Gim Bahadur Gaha Magar, Deep Narayan Thapa of Rupandehi, Shivlal Ghimire of Kapilvastu and Yuvaraj Dhakal of Morang. Similarly, police have arrested Rakesh Rasaili and Jhanak Bahadur Ghimire of Udayapur.

According to the fare list adjusted three years ago, the rate for up to four kilometers is Rs. 14. The rent has not increased since then. After the shutdown last year, the government had decided to charge 50 per cent more fare with only half the capacity of passengers to avoid the Corona epidemic.

Meanwhile, the traffic police have taken under control 47 private number plate vehicles after finding passengers carrying fares contrary to purpose outside the Kathmandu Valley.