Some 600,000 people leave Kathmandu Valley for Dashain

23 October 2020, Kathmandu

A total of 152,638 public vehicles have exited the Kathmandu Valley from September 17 to October 20 carrying around 600,000 people, according to the data provided by Traffic Police.

At the same time, around 620,089 people entered the Valley via 153,610 vehicles.

In the previous years, around three million people used to leave the Valley during the Dashain season.

With the end of nationwide lockdown implemented to curb the novel coronavirus, the number of people entering the Valley has increased from mid-September.

Of the 1.5 million people who were anticipated to depart from the Valley with the beginning of Dashain, only 300,000 people have left till now.

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