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There was a survey report prepared in 2012 by Clean Air Network Nepal and Clean Energy Nepal on the quality of Public Transport in Kathmandu. The survey included the different aspects such as: in-vehicle time, frequency of service, availability of service during anti-social time, and level of comfort by overcrowding and recklessness in driving.

Availability: About 45.9% passengers feel that public transport is fairly frequent during peak hours and 46.7% feel it is fairly frequent during non-peak hours. About 21.3% feel it to be infrequent during peak hours and 15.9% feel it is infrequent during non-peak hours. The frequency of public transport is dependent on routes. Mostly passengers consider waiting time of 5-10 minutes as fairly frequent. Traffic congestion has also been a serious problem for Kathmandu valley especially during peak hours and contributes somewhat disruption to scheduling of public transport.(Based on the report 2012 by CEN on Public Transport Quality Survey)

Reliability: The public transport system in Kathmandu is haphazard and it can hypothetically be assumed that public transport services are unreliable; while the passenger perception of waiting time, in-vehicle time, fare, passenger occupancy and comfort level also points towards unreliability. However, about 49% of passengers find public transportation fairly reliable, 24% find it neither reliable nor unreliable, while 19.6% find it fairly unreliable and 5.3% find it very unreliable. The public transportation users are mainly middle class, working group people and school/college students for whom economically there are no other viable options than public transportation for daily usage. The fact that 49% find it reliable can be related to people being used to the regular service, with no other viable option to rely than current public transportation system. (Based on the report 2012 by CEN on Public Transport Quality Survey)

Accessibility: About 31% of people find the public transportation neither frequently nor infrequently accessible; 28.7% find frequently accessible; and 28.7% find infrequently accessible while 10.8% find it not accessible at all during evening/night hours. The evening/night hours here refers to 6:00 – 8:00 P.M as after 8:00 P.M accessibility of public transport is negligible. The accessibility of public transportation during evening/night time is somewhat limited and dependent on different routes as shown by the survey results. Public transport services are concentrated during the working day and a frequency tends to be very low from early evening onward. This has been of particular concern to people with low incomes, many of whom work and require transport late at night. (Based on the report 2012 by CEN on Public Transport Quality Survey)