Typical street scene in Kathmandu, Nepal. The overloaded van bus with people riding on the roof is typical of public transportation in Nepal, not only in the city, but also on cross-country trips. As with most Asian countries, traffic is willy-nilly, with cars, buses, truck, motorbikes and bicycles paying little attention to maintaining lanes or following traffic laws. It’s basically every person for themselves, especially when crossing busy streets on foot.
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🙂 looks like a very light traffic day.
Yes indeed it is because of shortage of fuel due to Unofficial Indian blockade.
LOL – it was Doug, mostly because of the blockade at the Indian border that is keeping fuel and LP gas from coming into the country. Fuel can only be bought on the black market, at $16 per liter, so there’s not a lot of driving going on these days.