Kathmandu: With each passing day since Ghathasthapana, the first day of 10-day festivity-Dashain, people are leaving Kathmandu Valley in greater number for their respective hometowns.
Long queues of both public and private vehicles are seen going out from most of every check points in Kathmandu Valley. Today alone, the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police estimated that over 200,000 people are expected to leave the Valley. On the first day of Dashain, around 60,000 people were recorded leaving the Valley. On last Friday, 84,000 people left the Valley, said Awadesh Bista Chettri, Superintendent of Police and Joint Spokesperson at the Kathmandu Valley Traffic Police. Altogether 353,485 people left the Valley in total 50,000 public vehicles from October 26-30, SP Chettri added.
Traffic police assumes that the number could be higher since there was no record of those who left the Valley in reserved and private vehicles via different check points. —