After a joint meeting of the Kathmandu Metropolitan Traffic Police Division (MTPD), the Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) and the Kathmandu Metropolitan City on September 16, it has been decided that starting this Tuesday, Pashupati Temple area is going to be enforced as the vehicle-free zone.

Few months back authorities had introduced a new regulation where Thamel was stated to a vehicle-free zone. According to the MTPD, after Thamel was successfully converted into walk-only zone, it was time for the Pashupati area to adopt no-vehicle policy since it is a Unesco world heritage site that draws a large number of pilgrims and visitors from around the world.

We all know how mass vehicles affect the visitors in the Pashupati area. Carrying a historical legacy, this temple includes visitors from all over the world, so this new regulation had been in dire need from way back. This rule is enforced to control the pollution as well.

The MTPD has fixed five points around the Pashupati area from where vehicle entry have been prohibited. Besides, it has also introduced one-way traffic regulation along the route that passes down the Gaushala Police Office.