Thursday, August 13, 2009

Marriage of Trolley Buses

“Marriage? Whose marriage in this month??, “such frequent voices were heard outside the Office of Trolley Bus Office, on Wednesday, 12th of August. While the season is monsoon, the month of Shrawan which is not conventionally the time for marriage in Nepal, Nepalese Youth for Climate Action (NYCA) in coordination with Clean Air Network Nepal, Clean Energy Nepal and the workers of Trolley Bus Office organized a TROLLEY MARRIAGE with the theme of “Sustainable Transport for Sustainable Future”.
To draw the attention of the Government and the concern agency for the successful execution of Trolley Bus, the pioneer electric vehicle of the country, program was being designed. At the program, two trolley buses were made Bride and the Groom for the marriage. The Trolley Bus has been facing the continuous ups and down in its history of 34 years and mostly down in the recent years.

Relatively, an interaction program was organized on the very day to discuss on the challenges and the future of Sustainable Urban Transport. Mr. Bhushan Tuladhar, Environmentalist, Mr. Ratna Sansar Shrestha, Energy Expert, Mr. Bijay Man Sherchan, President of Electric Vehicles Association, Mr. Punya Prasad Bhandari and President of Office of the Trolley Bus were among the speakers on the interaction.
“The electric vehicles are environmentally and economically important for the nation like us, rich in potential hydropower generation,” said Mr. Ratna Sansar Shrestha. Speaking at the same program, Mr Sherchan stressed the fact that there are no alternatives to electric vehicles for the betterment of our environment in Kathmandu. He also urged all attendees to work to revive the pioneer Electric Vehicle of the nation.

The unique wedding was organized to mark the first anniversary of NYCA and the 9th International Youth Day at the Trolley Bus Office in Kathmandu.

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