Kathmandu, Oct 8: As of today, 2.2 million people have left the Kathmandu Valley by road to be home in time and join their families for the Dasain celebration.
The Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs stated today more than 2.2 million people have left for different destinations from the different exit points of the Kathmandu Valley today.
President of the Federation Saroj Sitaula said the largest number of passengers leaving the Kathmandu Valley was recorded on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. He surmised the number will decrease from tomorrow.
According to him, 250 thousand people left the Valley by bus today alone. The number was highest at 350 thousand on Friday.
Sitaula said no untoward incident has been reported as of today and claimed that compared to the previous Dasain, this time around the passengers have had hassle-free travel.
The Federation stated that around five thousand big and small vehicles are plying, carrying passengers to different destination targeting the Dasain festival. Duringnormal times, one thousand to 1,200 vehicles used to ferry passengers to and from Kathmandu Valley.
Vehicles leave and enter the Kathmandu Valley from the Nagdhunga, Balkhu, Sankhu, Balaju and Tokha Chhahare points.