Featured Post

Saptari Killings was purely Human Rights Violation by the state

Rayznews reported " On March 5th four United Democratic Madhesi Front cadets have been killed in a firing by Police trying to dis...

Showing posts with label Nepal Traffic Police. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nepal Traffic Police. Show all posts

Thursday, April 20, 2017

No Horn Campaign in Nepal

The Nepal Traffic police  recently launched its no horn Campaign in Kathmandu from April 15. With the launch of the campaign the public vehicle are  hugely affected in terms of their driving behavior. Previously when public vehicle use to dominate the roads with their loud horns, now with no option of driving slow they are stressed in terms of managing the issue of pedestrian and on going road maintenance process.

On one hand due to the maintenance work it is very hard to see with all the dust cloud where as with no horn there is no option to even drive which increase the risks of accidents. Similarly, pedestrians in view of lack of awareness use the road sides randomly for crossing roads and other purpose where the chance of accidents have increased tremendously. The campaign is certainly a need of the time  but enacting it right at the moment is a question of real-time study.

Why people are suffering?

  1. People do not feel responsible while crossing roads
  2. Road etiquette are non existences 
  3. Even educated people still have no awareness about zebra crossing and traffic rules 
  4. Lack of  Zebra Crossing at major location 
  5. Lack of traffic lights 
  6. Traffic police are not aware or prepared  

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cheap publicity stunt or not

Traffic Inspector Sitaram Hachhethu dancing in the middle of the road 
Traffic Inspector Sitaram Hachhethu was seen dancing to the beats of rhythm, might sound amazing but its true, today  morning at around 9:45am  (May 16 2013)  near the Durbarmarg police station inspector Sitaram was seen dancing and entertaining the traffic with a loud music.

It seemed as if sitaram was trying to enjoy his work but it looked as if he was doing circus in the middle of the road. One thing that was very certain was  it was not looking natural moreover it looked like a cheap publicity stunt pulled for popularity. With high influence of politics and popularity, Nepal's government administrative body is  full of talents.
May be done intentionally or not but Sitaram with such image and prestige should have at least thought about the prestige of his institution( Nepal Traffic Police).

More or less with a prestigious image and responsible trying to imitate others might not seems a good idea. In the recent past an american traffic police was seen handling the traffic dancing with a Walkman in his ears but Mr. sitaram had to do it big so he brought in big speakers and boomed the road with heavy music that at peak hour. How logical is it for a traffic police to do it in such a manner that too during the peak hours with such loud music is my question?

what can we expect from police personnel like him ?   


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

You have to stand for your rights. Just now in Thamel there was a big traffic jam created by the Nepal Traffic Police as they were trying to give way for a private tourist bus ignoring the traffic congestion.

Just becoz the bus belonged to a reputed organization doesn't give it the right to do anything in the middle of the road. The tourist bus was a priority so the whole traffic was blocked and nobody was saying nothing.  

I parked my bike on the road and questioned them why they were doing so the traffic police threatened me of confiscating my license and then i shouted this is wrong and 5 other people came and they said sorry...........

I believe public servants are there to look after the public, they are not private workers. Pubic should be their first priority and then the rest. Once they realize this and give priority to the public only then they will get respect.......

Friday, January 13, 2012

It’s Tuesdays, it’s my fast- I’m not drunk check your nose

Tuesday was the day when I was passing by NEWBANESHWAR and suddenly I saw few of the bikes stopped and being checked. It was very obvious that these days the Nepal Traffic Police was very active due to the recently shot out and happenings. With no assertion thinking they were just checking the blue book (vehicle ownership card) I reached my pocket and waited for my turn. Then in seconds one of the man in the front row started to pled in loud voice, “I’m not a drunkard”

Mr. X the hero of the plot was tussling with the police man saying he is not drunk. I was surprised, I peeped in just to inquire what was happening. Out of the blues Mr. X started shouting in a very unusual way he said, “Today is Tuesday, It’s my fasting today, why I would get drunk on a day like this. How can I convince you that I’m not drunk?” Mr. X was so called being checked by the Nepal Traffic police for Alcohol which certainly was admirable but the funny part was the police was checking it by their valuable NOSE. Seeing this, my interest grew and I focused my attention more towards the scene. One would certainly laugh when facing this situation. How can one convince the other with just depending upon the smell to check something like alcohol?

The main scene can be defined like this 4 Nepal Traffic Police trying to do the regular alcohol checking with their “NOSE.” They were accusing Mr.X a moderately 5 feet 6 inches man on a Discover 125 CC with a decent local Nepali accent in his late thirties. His eyes looked red but his voice calculations were correct and his sentences were also aligned of making sense. He was trying to convenience the traffic police that he was returning from his work and he is not drunk where as on the other hand the traffic police was so dumb to trust his nose and not let this guy pass by blocking the whole traffic. Can you believe to the level of stupidity that was happening, even I was ready to blow my breath in the face but shockingly they let me go and I was enthralled to write something about this experience that was totally absurd.
Similarly talking more about the ineffective practices of the Nepal Traffic Police, it has tones of loop holes which need to be looked in. But seriously What a Joke? A pristine institution like Nepal Police practicing something like this is not acceptable that too on the cost of public is a bad example.
Likewise, speaking more about the Nepal Traffic police the rules and regulations are so impractical. Every time you make a mistake while driving you have to pay a penalty fee for breaking the law but do you know where the same money goes …….
The money taken in by for the penalty fee goes in proportion way some of it goes to the Police personnel who caches the driver making mistake and the rest goes to the Government. The result of this rule is the traffic police personnel who was suppose to prohibit people from making mistakes or who was responsible for alerting public of traffic rules, hawks and awaits for it’s pray to make mistake and when the mistake is done walla, a ticket. He hides himself and he shows up out of the thin air and gives you a penalty receipt.
What kind of rules are these where the government or the pristine institution like this is promoting or motivating its personnel to catch the normal public to make mistake. Aren’t they the once to stop us from making mistake or what are we creating her more traffic violators ………..

A question for the government ……………………

Search This Blog