Friday, 12 August 2016
Meter earthing came to light when a taxi was seized from the Gongabu area for tampering with the meter. Under the monitoring of the MTPD, a team, incorporating police and technicians from the Bureau of Standards and Metrology, was formed two weeks ago to monitor taxi irregularities. The team, in civvies, has already taken action against more than 300 taxis in the Capital. Cabbies who are found to have tampered with their meters are sent to the Bureau of Standards and Metrology for further action. The Bureau charges the taxi drivers with fine amounts ranging from Rs 2,000 to Rs 5,000. “In case of earthing, we may also seize the meter,” said Dhonju. According to him, only 11 dealers have licences to sell taxi meters in Kathmandu.
Traveling gives us the opportunity to disconnect from our regular life. You get to forget your problems/issues for a few weeks, it can also help you figure things out that you would not have understood without the distance traveling can give you. We all have crazy schedules, work and a family to take care of, going away alone or with some friends can give you distance and perhaps even make you realize how important these people are for you. Like the saying says: we never know what we have until we lose it.
Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.
Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.