Kathmandu, October 4:Â The Kathmandu valley which had virtually fallen silent during the occasion of the festive season of Dashain has suddenly sprung back to life with renewed surge in the usual hustle today.
The traffic in the capital city has increased as compared to the previous days with crowds of people hurrying to their relatives and friends to receive Tika and blessings, according to the Metropolitan Traffic Control.
The ritual of Tika and blessings will continue until the day of Purnima, the final day of Bada Dashain that falls on October 7.
The increase in the traffic from the morning was rated at 10 per cent in comparison to the day before.
Meanwhile, passengers have complained that they are compelled to pay more than usual in transport fare due to the limited passenger vehicles plying the roads of the capital.
More vehicles have entered the valley today from the major transit points at Thankot, Sangha and Balaju, according to the Traffic Police.
The Traffic Police have warned of taking stern action against drivers charging excessive fares, and appealed to public to inform the police of any unusual activities.
The incidents of road mishaps in the capital city have declined considerably as compared to previous years, and so have decreased the number of drunk drivers.