Kathmandu, July 02: Nepal will get its first all-
women traffic police post in Kathmandu from Sunday.
Valley Traffic Police Office (VTPO) chief SSP Bhishma
Prasai said responsibility for the busy Thapathali traffic
post near Singhdurbar government secretariat complex has been
given to women traffic personnel.
"This will certainly boost their confidence as also prove
that women are equally capable of bearing any type of
responsibility," she said.
According to Prasai, the traffic post will be manned by a
total of 24 women traffic personnel.
They will be responsible for ensuring smooth traffic flow
on the Tripureshwor, Thapathali, Maitighar and Singhadurbar
road section from Sunday.
Out of the total 570 personnel currently serving in 20
different traffic posts in the capital, 125 are women.
Though male personnel stay permanently in their
respective traffic posts, female officials have so far been
assigned duty by VTPO each new day due to lack of a separate
However, in the new traffic post to be run by women,
traffic personnel will be permanently stationed at the office.