Over 1 million revenue collected with transport charge «

Over 1 million revenue collected with transport charge

Manang district has been able to collect Rs 1.1 million revenue with transport charge last year- a sharp rise compared to the previous year.
Nearly Rs 200 thousand was collected in the previous year. The revenue was collected from the vehicles plying on the Beshisahar-Chame road section. Owing to the increasing flow of tourists in the area, the vehicles are carrying more passengers than their capacity.
Deputy Superintendent of Police in Manag, Khadka Bahadur Khatri, informed there were only two traffic polices employed to collect the charge. They were deputed from the border police post.
The revenue was collected by imposing fine on the vehicles operated without following traffic rule. Assistant Sub Inspector of Police, Ram Autar Chaudhary, informed that the overcrowded vehicles, and the vehicles operated without road permit were fined. Similarly, regular vehicle check also contributes to the revenue.
The tourists visiting the district are however bearing the brunt of local roads which are not blacktopped. Lack of vehicles is another worry for the visitors. Vehicles crammed with passengers are in high risk of accident as well, the police said.