Public vehicle resume service after two days of nationwide strike
The public vehicles resumed operation from today after talks between agitating transporter entrepreneurs and government concluded in a positive note yesterday.
The nearly six-hour long talks held between government officials and transport entrepreneurs at the Ministry of Physical Planning, Works and Transport Management, Singha Durbar agreed to form a task-force to address the demands of the agitating transport entrepreneurs and workers.
Agitating Nepal Transport Workers’ Association and All Nepal Transport Workers’ Association decided to put off their indefinite transport strike after the government agreed to fulfill most of their demands which include creation of a separate transport ministry, treat the transport sector at par with industries, insurance policy friendly to transport entrepreneurs and removal of traffic police’s authority to slap fines, among others.
Tens of thousands of people across the nation were not able to head to their destinations by public vehicles for the last two days due to the nationwide transport strike.