By RSS on Mar 15,2019 - 14:13
The total 34,037 vehicles have faced action for defying the 'no horn' rule in the Kathmandu Valley since the rule is in force. On April 14, 2017, the government declared the valley a 'no horn zone' keeping in view noise pollution affecting the health of the people. "The number of vehicles violating the rule has increased. So the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has tightened the screw on vehicles blowing horns rampantly," said Senior Superintendent of Police Basanta Panta. Noise pollution may cause various health problems like hearing loss, high blood pressure, heart attack, paralysis, respiratory problem and memory loss, according to doctors. The division imposes a fine of Rs 500 on each vehicle defying the rule. Out of the total 3,200,000 vehicles plying across the country, the valley has 800,000, said the Department of Transport Management. (RSS)
Two Indian climbers have been found dead while in descent from Mt. Everest and Mt. Malaku last night. The dead have been identified as Narayan Singh and Ravi Thakar. Narayan was a member of the Indian Army who was in a Mt. Malaku expedition. He died at a height of 8,200 meters while in descent from Mt. Malaku.
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