KATHMANDU, Jan. 21: Taxi drivers in the capital organized a protest rally on Monday against the traffic police move to take action against the taxi drivers for allegedly charging exorbitant fares to their passengers.
The rally taken out from Ekantakuna of Lalitpur passed through different parts of the city before dispersing upon reaching the same point.
Traffic police had started monitoring taxis from January 13 after its received many complaints by the passengers of suffering at the hands of the cab drivers of the capital.
Nepal Department of Quality Control and Metrology and Kathmandu Metropolis have also helped the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division in the monitoring work.
Division´s spokesperson Pawan Giri said that nearly 200 taxi drivers were punished during the period for breaching traffic rules.
Most of the complaints lodged at traffic police include different yet exorbitant fares by the taxi drivers even in the same distance.