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Kathmandu plans to introduce women-only buses

A view over Kathmandu.
A view over Kathmandu. Image by Wonderlane / CC BY 2.0

The Nepali city of Kathmandu has unveiled plans for women-only buses to combat the problem of sexual harassment on the city’s public transport network. Although serious assaults are rare, around a quarter of women travellers have reported incidents of groping and other kinds of harassment on Nepali buses. A second phase to the project will see women-only buses operated by women-only crews. Read more: theguardian.com