More than 12k people died in road accidents in last 5 years

Photo Courtesy: Rashtriya Samachar Samiti

Kathmandu: More than 12,000 people have died in road accidents in last five years.

In the last five years, 12,800 people have died in road accidents across the country, and more than a thousand people have died in the valley alone, according to traffic police statistics.

Meanwhile, about 80,000 people have been injured in road accidents during the review period.

Traffic management in Kathmandu Valley is becoming complex and challenging due to population growth due to valley-centered migration, urbanization, traffic congestion, lack of use of technology in vehicle management, footpath encroachment, lack of knowledge about vehicle rules and traffic rules.

Even now, traffic management in the Kathmandu valley is being carried out under the supervision of the traffic police.

In coordination with Kathmandu Metropolitan City and Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police Office, ‘Road Safety and Traffic Awareness Week-2080’ has started from Sunday with the aim of making stakeholders and citizens aware of their role and responsibilities in traffic management and accident reduction.