The District Administration Office Kathmandu is to enforce the odd-even number rule for both private and public vehicles in Kathmandu Valley from Friday midnight.
According to the Administration office, vehicles with odd-registration numbers will operate on odd days and even registration on even days as per the Nepali lunar calendar.
However, the vehicles of essential services and supplies will be allowed to operate unhindered during this period. Ambulances, hearse, fire brigade, vehicles supplying gas, oxygen cylinders, and petroleum products will be allowed to ply the roads irrespective of their number plates.
Similarly, vehicles carrying medicine and healthcare supplies, food items and agricultural products will also be allowed on a regular basis.
Likewise, the odd and even rule will not apply to vehicles carrying construction materials, vehicles related to banks and financial institutions, aviation companies, postal and courier services, telecommunications services and vehicles belonging to media, government agencies, and diplomatic missions.
Meantime, a meeting of chief district officers of Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur held yesterday decided to shut down all the museums in the Kathmandu Valley from Saturday in view of the growing risk of COVID-19.
According to the authorities, the Kathmandu Valley-based museums will remain closed until further notice.