KATHMANDU, Sept 22: As the pre-booking of tickets for Dashain has started, thousands of people have crammed the ticket stations in New Buspark since the wee hours.
The ticket counters have also been opened in Kananki, Balkhu, Koteshwor, Old Buspark, Tilganga, Chabahil, Swyambhu, Sundhara, Naghdhunga, Gajati and Lagankhel.
Every year, millions of city dwellers leave the valley to their hometown to celebrate the biggest festival of the country. According to the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division, over 3 million people are estimated to leave the valley this Dashain.
The Traffic Police Division has also made it compulsory for ticket counters to wear a uniform and carry identity card in a bid to control the black marketing of bus tickets.
Meanwhile, the Division has also set up help desks in 14 different places of the valley in order to keep surveillance of the ticket counters. Desks showing the government-fixed ticket price have also been set up in front of the counters.
Photos: Mukunda Kalikote