Traffic Division

MPCO Traffic Division
Road traffic volume is increasing at an alarming ratio in Katmandu Valley.Development in expansion of the roads and other infrastructures arelimited and constant. Numbers of the people are concentrating fromdifferent parts of the country to the capital city and numbers ofdifferent types of vehicles are also increasing day by day in KatmanduValley. The main burden for the traffic is the ever increasing trafficpressure. The traffic situation of  Kathmandu valley can be understoodby the comparative study chart given below.

 MPCO Traffic Division, Ram Shah Path, Kathmandu  Organizational Structure of MPCO Traffic Division
"Achieve smooth and safe flow of traffic in Kathmandu valley."

Commitment/ Norms and Values
1. To manage traffic flow in the valley.
2. To minimize traffic accidents through proper  traffic management.
3.To deliver prompt service to the clients without prejudice, personal benefits or discrimination to anybody according to the existing law.
4. To manage traffic according to the new challenges and time.

Police Manpower in MPCO Traffic Division
Rank Total
Deputy Inspector General of Police(DIGP) 1
Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) 1
Superintendent of Police (SP) 1
Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) 4
Inspector 19
Sub-Inspector (SI) 62
Assistant Sub-Inspector (ASI) 91
Head Constable (HC) 183
Constable 556
Follower 40
Sayas 7
Total 965
Traffic History in Nepal

1958 BS

First Car was brought in Kathmandu valley

1978 BS

First Driving License was issued to Gopal Khopase

2003 BS

Vehicle registration system was introduced.

2007 BS

Traffic Control System was enforced by Ramdal.

2009 BS

E Traffic Police Detachment was established.  E First Driving License for lady was issued to Machhari Chitrakar

2012 BS

Traffic Police Detachment was renamed as Central Traffic Company.

2016 BS

Traffic Police were deployed outside Kathmandu valley for first time.

2020 BS

E  Transport Act was formulated. E Training for police was started.

2023 BS

Traffic Light System was introduced in Kathmandu.

2026 BS

First Vehicle was provided to Traffic Police.

2029 BS

Communication Radio Sets were provided to Traffic Police.

2029 BS

Start of traffic week

2039 BS

Changed in Traffic dress

2041 BS

One Way system was enforced for first time surrounding  Tudikhel in Kathmandu.

2043 BS

Highway Traffic Police Patrol was introduced.

2049 BS

E Central Traffic Company was renamed as Valley Traffic Police Office. EOld Act was replaced by Road and Transport Management Act 2049.

2051 BS

Computerized Record System was introduced.

2052 BS

EVehicle Emission Test was introduced. E Women Traffic Police Company was established.

E Modern Traffic Light System was established at Thapathali.

2054 BS

Laws for transportation and vehicles established

2055 BS

E  Regional and District Traffic Police Offices were established.

E Agreement was signed between Traffic Police and Kantipur FM for broadcasting Traffic Update Programme to uphold Traffic Awareness.

2058 BS

Traffic Police Directorate was established in Police Headquarters.


Driver's Identity Cards were issued to Taxi and Tempo drivers.Modern Traffic Light system was established at 10 junctions.

2062 BS

Use of Concrete Road Divider was started to enforce lane discipline.

2063 BS

First Women Traffic Police Sector was established at Thapathli.

Traffic Control Room was established with 103 Toll free Hunting Line to receive and disseminate the information regarding road traffic.

Agreement with Kantipur was renewed and new agreement was signed with Metro and HBC FM for broadcasting traffic news.

As Metropolitan Police Concept was introduced in Kathmandu, Valley Traffic Police was renamed as Metropolitan Traffic Police Divisio and Head of this Division, Senior Superintendent of Police started being called as Joint Commissioner.

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