KATHMANDU: The state-owned transport operator, Sajha Yatayat has purchased forty new buses meant for public transportation in Kathmandu Valley. Officials said thirty-two of the 40 electric buses imported by the company have entered the capital.
Twenty-seven buses are in Sajha’s parking in Pulchowk, Lalitpur while five are in Banepa of Kavre district.
According to Bhushan Tuladhar, a board member of Sajha Yatayat, these buses will be registered soon after the elections to the House of Representatives and the Provincial Assembly.
“After that, these buses will be operated after completing the necessary procedure for securing route permit. Already, three electric buses have been running on the streets of Kathmandu for a month. All the purchased buses are small-decker and will be operated within the capital only,” Tuladhar added.
The Chinese company -China Hi-Tech Group Corporation (CHTC)- has supplied the buses from its assembling plant in Nanjing of China.