Traffic lights don’t work in Kathmandu

Most of the traffic lights installed about 10 years ago in 10 different locations in Kathmandu don’t work these days. The problem has caused major headache in traffic management and it has also increased the possibility of accidents in the busy intersections.

Roles and responsibilities of government bodies:

  • Traffic management – Traffic Police
  • Vehicle registration – Department of Transport Management
  • Road construction / Traffic sign, light installation  – Department of Roads


The traffic lights that were installed in 2058 and don’t work properly these days include the ones at the intersection of

  • Naya Baneshowr
  • Maiti Ghar
  • Thapathali
  • Kalimati
  • Singha Durbar
  • Padmodaya Mod
  • Putali Sadak
  • Narayanhiti West Gate
  • Kesharmahal
  • Gaushala

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