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Nepal bans vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in Pokhara
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said.

PTI | December 28, 2019, 14:59 IST


Kathmandu: Nepal has banned vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in the tourist hub of Pokhara ahead of the new year, a move that has sparked an uproar among tourism entrepreneurs.
Nepal aims to attract two million tourists, mostly Indians, by 2020 and Pokhara is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country on Christmas and the new year.
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said.
Former chairperson of Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Gaire described the decision taken ahead of the new year year as "fatal".

"Besides Indian vehicles, vehicles from other countries may also enter here, so what do we really want to suggest by singling out Indian vehicles them?" he asked.
Chief district administrator Ramesh K C said the ban will be lifted once the traffic police are ready to manage the congestion resulting from the influx of foreign vehicles.
The administration has requested Indian visitors to cooperate with the temporary provision and urged them to use local vehicles.
Pokhara Tourism Council Chairperson Chiranjivi Pokharel defended the decision citing the positive effects it would have on the local business of travel agencies, entrepreneurs and cabbies.
"Only public vehicles have been banned, not private ones," he said.
"Indian vehicles don't know the parking system and routes here, and will naturally cause traffic problem," he added.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has chalked out an ambitious plan seeking to increase the number of Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan country by up to 25 per cent in 2019.
In 2018, around 2,00,000 tourists from India visited Nepal by air. Nepal does not have a system to count the number of tourists coming by road from India.
NTB launched 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' campaign in June to achieve two million arrivals from across the world by 2020 and a daily spend of over USD 75.







 

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Nepal bans vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in Pokhara
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said.

PTI | December 28, 2019, 14:59 IST

Kathmandu: Nepal has banned vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in the tourist hub of Pokhara ahead of the new year, a move that has sparked an uproar among tourism entrepreneurs.
Nepal aims to attract two million tourists, mostly Indians, by 2020 and Pokhara is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country on Christmas and the new year.
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said.
Former chairperson of Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Gaire described the decision taken ahead of the new year year as "fatal".

"Besides Indian vehicles, vehicles from other countries may also enter here, so what do we really want to suggest by singling out Indian vehicles them?" he asked.
Chief district administrator Ramesh K C said the ban will be lifted once the traffic police are ready to manage the congestion resulting from the influx of foreign vehicles.
The administration has requested Indian visitors to cooperate with the temporary provision and urged them to use local vehicles.
Pokhara Tourism Council Chairperson Chiranjivi Pokharel defended the decision citing the positive effects it would have on the local business of travel agencies, entrepreneurs and cabbies.
"Only public vehicles have been banned, not private ones," he said.
"Indian vehicles don't know the parking system and routes here, and will naturally cause traffic problem," he added.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has chalked out an ambitious plan seeking to increase the number of Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan country by up to 25 per cent in 2019.
In 2018, around 2,00,000 tourists from India visited Nepal by air. Nepal does not have a system to count the number of tourists coming by road from India.
NTB launched 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' campaign in June to achieve two million arrivals from across the world by 2020 and a daily spend of over USD 75.

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Thanks for update Satinder ji.
This ban is only for new year rush period. Otherwise there is no ban.

REgards
Satish
 

Khagesh

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I hope this will increase with time.
Other fees etc will be applied like upper mustang etc.
When I did Mukthinath upper Mustang fees was USD500 and that too to a group of minimum two. Otherwise my plan was Damodar Kunda in upper Mustang. Already very exhorbitant and further increase forces us just to wear a monk's dress and trek to upper Mustang.
 

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When I did Mukthinath upper Mustang fees was USD500 and that too to a group of minimum two. Otherwise my plan was Damodar Kunda in upper Mustang. Already very exhorbitant and further increase forces us just to wear a monk's dress and trek to upper Mustang.
Great Idea !
LOL !
 

partha

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Nepal bans vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in Pokhara
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said.

PTI | December 28, 2019, 14:59 IST


Kathmandu: Nepal has banned vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in the tourist hub of Pokhara ahead of the new year, a move that has sparked an uproar among tourism entrepreneurs.
Nepal aims to attract two million tourists, mostly Indians, by 2020 and Pokhara is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country on Christmas and the new year.
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said.
Former chairperson of Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Gaire described the decision taken ahead of the new year year as "fatal".

"Besides Indian vehicles, vehicles from other countries may also enter here, so what do we really want to suggest by singling out Indian vehicles them?" he asked.
Chief district administrator Ramesh K C said the ban will be lifted once the traffic police are ready to manage the congestion resulting from the influx of foreign vehicles.
The administration has requested Indian visitors to cooperate with the temporary provision and urged them to use local vehicles.
Pokhara Tourism Council Chairperson Chiranjivi Pokharel defended the decision citing the positive effects it would have on the local business of travel agencies, entrepreneurs and cabbies.
"Only public vehicles have been banned, not private ones," he said.
"Indian vehicles don't know the parking system and routes here, and will naturally cause traffic problem," he added.
Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has chalked out an ambitious plan seeking to increase the number of Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan country by up to 25 per cent in 2019.
In 2018, around 2,00,000 tourists from India visited Nepal by air. Nepal does not have a system to count the number of tourists coming by road from India.
NTB launched 'Visit Nepal Year 2020' campaign in June to achieve two million arrivals from across the world by 2020 and a daily spend of over USD 75.







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During our trip we only noticed handful of Indian number plates in Pokhara and actually only one number Sikkim number plate taxi in the Muktinath road. So I am not sure why this ban. Most people take Nepal taxi to go to pokhara. Slowly Nepal is going Bhutan way.
 

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During our trip we only noticed handful of Indian number plates in Pokhara and actually only one number Sikkim number plate taxi in the Muktinath road. So I am not sure why this ban. Most people take Nepal taxi to go to pokhara. Slowly Nepal is going Bhutan way.
Yes.
It is slow process.
It will be done much slower than we think...
but it may be certainly more than Bhutan at places.

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Bad news for Indian tourists! Nepal bans vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in Pokhara
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Published: December 28, 2019 2:49:04 PM
The administration has requested Indian visitors to cooperate with the temporary provision and urged them to use local vehicles.
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The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration.
Nepal has banned vehicles with Indian number plates from plying in the tourist hub of Pokhara ahead of the new year, a move that has sparked an uproar among tourism entrepreneurs. Nepal aims to attract two million tourists, mostly Indians, by 2020 and Pokhara is one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country on Christmas and the new year.
The decision to ban Indian vehicles was taken by Pokhara Tourism Council in consultation with the district administration of Kaski to ease traffic congestion during celebrations, officials said. Former chairperson of Western Regional Hotel Association Hari Gaire described the decision taken ahead of the new year year as “fatal”.


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“Besides Indian vehicles, vehicles from other countries may also enter here, so what do we really want to suggest by singling out Indian vehicles them?” he asked. Chief district administrator Ramesh K C said the ban will be lifted once the traffic police are ready to manage the congestion resulting from the influx of foreign vehicles.
The administration has requested Indian visitors to cooperate with the temporary provision and urged them to use local vehicles. Pokhara Tourism Council Chairperson Chiranjivi Pokharel defended the decision citing the positive effects it would have on the local business of travel agencies, entrepreneurs and cabbies.
“Only public vehicles have been banned, not private ones,” he said. “Indian vehicles don’t know the parking system and routes here, and will naturally cause traffic problem,” he added. Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has chalked out an ambitious plan seeking to increase the number of Indian tourists visiting the Himalayan country by up to 25 per cent in 2019.
In 2018, around 2,00,000 tourists from India visited Nepal by air. Nepal does not have a system to count the number of tourists coming by road from India. NTB launched ‘Visit Nepal Year 2020’ campaign in June to achieve two million arrivals from across the world by 2020 and a daily spend of over USD 75.



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