Government of Nepal, Ministry of Industry Nepal, Bureau of Standards and Metrology has strengthened the installation of Computerized Billing Machines on the taxis being operated in Kathmandu valley.
Mr. Bishwababu Pudasaini, the Bureau’s Director General said, “There are around 10,000 taxis operating in kathmandu valley and among them 2000 taxis are now equipped with Computerized Billing Machines which will address the issue of commuters being cheated by taxi drivers charging high fares.” Pudasaini added, “Taxi drivers would be barred from operating the taxis if they didn’t install the machines on time.”
Simultaneously, Bureau has also launched an awareness program to guide the public citizen about claiming the bill and taxi drivers about installing the machines. Taxi drivers have to pay Rs.5,000 to Rs.6,000 for installing the machines.
According to Pudasaini, Bureau is targeting to complete the installation of billing machines on all taxis by August 2017.
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Source: Rastriya Samachar Samiti (RSS)