| Public transport resumes as strike ends
Commuters were able to head to their destination by public vehicles as transport entrepreneurs called off their indefinite nationwide strike from Sunday.
The public vehicles resumed operation from today after talks between agitating transporter entrepreneurs and government concluded in a positive note Saturday with the government agreeing to fulfill the demands put forth by the transporters.
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 from Sunday 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 enforced by transport entrepreneurs from Friday.
Many people were forced to walk to reach their destination in many towns across the country including capital Kathmandu as public transportation means including buses and micro buses, which are run by private syndicates stayed off the road. However, private vehicles were allowed to run without any obstruction.
Transport entrepreneurs had continued their strike on Saturday after the talks with government on Friday failed to reach conclusion. nepalnews.com