|History of Nepal Traffic Police|
|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||Traffic Police Detachment was established. First Driving License issued to woman(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||Transport Act was formulated.Training for police was started.|
|2023 BS||Traffic Light System 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||Central Traffic Company was renamed as Valley Traffic Police Office. Transport Act was replaced by Road and Transport Management Act 2049.|
|2051 BS||Computerized Record System was introduced.|
Vehicle Emission Test was introduced. Women Traffic Police Company was established.
Modern Traffic Light System was established at Thapathali.
|2054 BS||Motor vehicle and Transport management rule 2054 was approved and implemented.|
Regional and District Traffic Police Offices were established.
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.|
|2059 BS||Driver's Identity Cards were issued to Taxi and Tempo drivers. Modern Traffic Light system was established at 10 junctions.|
|2062 BS||Concrete Road Divider introduced to enforce lane discipline.|
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.
|2065 BS||Traffic sms service was introduced for public support.|
|2066 BS||Metropolitan Traffic police website was, designed and developed by Nepal Police, Computer Directorate.|
|2069 BS||Metro Traffic FM 95.6 broadcast was started for traffic awareness.|
|2070 BS||CCTV control room was established for traffic management.|
|2073 BS||Traffic Police, Nepal mobile app was launched.|
|History of World Traffic|
Automobile Down The Ages
In 1645 a sort of cycle was invented by Jean Theson but it had no Brakes, Pedal or Steering and needed feet motion. Laufmachine cycle was then created by Karl Von (1817). Soon this was made into the regal Dandy Horse by Dennis Johnson. In 1839 the proper cycle was shaped by K. Macmillan. It had iron wheels and a wooden frame. The manifestation of automobile horse-power was taught in 1769 by Nicolas Joseph Cugnot, who invented the first 'Steam Truck' which the French army thought was useful.
Then after, automobiles enveloped our life and culture. But the notion called 'accident' endangered our future. The first accident of the Steam Truck in 1771 was the eye opener.
During 1899 the first fatal accident took place with the death of a driver. Then onward, the world coined several road safety measures. Still, the present scenario is such that 5 lakh people are killed and millions are injured all over the world every year in road accidents.
The Firsts in the History of World Traffic
The First Accident
In 1771 the first accident involving a motor vehicle took place in Paris when Cugnot's steam tractor hit a low wall in the grounds of the Paris arsenal.
The First Act
The Locomotives and Highway Act was the first piece of British motoring legislation. This was also known as the Red Flag Act of 1865. The act required three persons in attendance one to steer, one to stoke and one to walk 60 yards ahead with a red flag to warn the oncoming traffic.
The First Number of the World
The world's first car number plates were issued by the French police in 1893.
The First Petrol Pump
The first petrol pump was installed in USA in 1906.
First Man to be Challaned
In 1895 John Henry Knight was convicted and fined for using a motor-tricycle on the highway. He was probably the first motorist to appear in court.
First Fatal Car Accident
The first motor-car accident in Britain resulting in the death of the driver occurred in Grove Hill, Harrow-on-the Hill, London, on 25th February 1899.
Dusty Road to Tar Surface
In 1902 Tar was first used on a Macadam surface to prevent dust in Monte Carlo. It was the idea of Dr. Guglielminetti, a Swiss. At first the tar was brushed in cold, but soon it was applied hot.
The Motor Car Act
The Motor Car Act of Britain came into force on 1st January 1904. It required that all cars be registered and carry a number plate, and all motorists to have a driving licence. But there was no driving test to pass and the licence was obtained by filing up a form and paying the fee at a post office. The act made dangerous driving an indictable offence.
The First Traffic Light of the World
The World's first traffic lights were installed in Detroit, USA in 1919. The first traffic lights in Britain were installed in Wolverhampton during 1928. However, they did not come to London till 1932.In Nepal we introduced traffic light in 1966.
The pedestrian crossing were instituted in Britain in 1934. The roads were marked by dotted lines. On the pavement there were striped Belisha beacon light poles named after Britain's Minister of Transport L. Hore-Belisha. The Zebra crossing with black and white stripes was developed after the second world war.
First Traffic Police Woman
Police women were used for traffic control duties for the first time in Paris in 1964.In Nepal we introduced woman traffic police in 1995.
Ex-Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police
Chief of Metropolitan Traffic Police in the History of Nepal Police Organization from 2015 BS to current date.
|Sn||Rank||Name||From Date||To Date|
|1.||Dy.S.P.||Baldeb Prasad Upadhya||2015||2018/01/01|
|2.||"||Indra Bahadur Chetri||2018/01/01||2020/05/19|
|3.||"||Mohan Bahadur Karki||2020/05/20||2022/10/08|
|4.||"||Dill Bahadur Lama||2022/10/09||2027/06/08|
|5.||"||Panch Kumar Chetri||2027/10/09||2028/07/11|
|6.||"||Hira Bahadur Neupane||2028/07/12||2028/11/17|
|7.||"||Purna Bahadur Lama||2028/11/18||2030/04/02|
|8.||"||Bhim Bahadur Bhandari||2030/04/03||2031/03/31|
|9.||Insp.||Narendra Raj Sharma||2031/04/01||2033/02/24|
|10.||Dy.S.P.||Narendra Raj Sharma||2033/02/24||2039/05/02|
|11.||"||Chandra Prakash Deuja||2039/05/29||2041/04/06|
|12.||"||Hiranya Prakash Dhar||2041/04/07||2043/03/01|
|13.||"||Tika Ram Subedi||2043/03/01||2043/04/20|
|Note:- photos are not available.|
SSP Narendra Raj Sharma
SP Ashok Shing
SP Rupak Raj Sharma
|SP Ravi Shrestha
| SSP Rohit Thapa
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|SP Amar Shing Shah
|SSP Gyanendra Bikram Mahat
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|SSP Kumar Koirala
|SSP Keshab Prasad Barak
|SSP Man Bahadur Baral
|SSP Surendra Bahadur Pal
|SSP Krishna Bahadur Rana
| SSP Bhishma Prasai
|SSP Indra Prasad Neupane
|SP Ravi Raj Shrestha
|DIGP Binod Singh
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