The Department of Transport Management under the Ministry of physical infrastructure and
Transport yet again banned the use of private vehicles for public transport which has
indirectly restricted the popular ride-hailing services Pathao and Tootle that have
become go-to for the majority of people around Kathmandu Valley.
The decision was taken after the taxi drivers in Kathmandu staged a sit-in in front of the
department demanding a ban on the use of private vehicles for public transportation.
However, the prime minister and Departmental Minister are in favor of regulating Toole
and Pathao despite lack of seriousness in making and regulation of rules and
What is your say on this action by the department? Is it justifiable to ban one service to
help out others? Do share your views!