Kathmandu, May 24: Tourist bus service has come into operation in the Kathmandu Valley. It has been launched with the aim of providing a visual overview of the heritage sites there.
Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Sudan Kirati and Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan launched the ‘Heritage Round’ bus service from the Tourist Bus Park of Lalitpur. Minister Kirati said that the operation of the bus service was expected to promote the major heritage areas in the Kathmandu Valley.
According to Lalitpur Metropolitan City Mayor Chiribabu Maharjan, ‘Heritage Round’ bus service would be helpful for tourism promotion.
Senior Director of Nepal Tourism Board Hikmat Singh Ayer informed that the board had launched the service in collaboration with Sajha Bus for the promotion of tourism in the capital valley.
As per Sushil Pyakurel, Executive Chairman of Sajha Yatayat, 2 electric buses would be operated daily on the tourist round bus route and based on its success, more buses would be added.
The heritage bus service will be free for a week and it will charge fares after a week fixing the rates.