Govt-transporters talks underway
KATHMANDU, AUG 11 -
Agitating transport entrepreneurs and the government officials convened for talks on Saturday at Ministry for Physical Planning, Works, and Transport Management in Singha Durbar, to end the strike of public vehicles affecting the country for the past two days.
The talks between the two sides had ended inconclusively on Friday. The agitation transporters have called the strike to address their demands, which include the government taking back its decision to allow traffic police to fine motorists. They have also demanded the formation of a separate transport management ministry, strict implementation of insurance policy and formation of a high level committee to recommend reforms in the transport sector.
Chairman of Nepal Yatayat Mazdoor Sangh Ajay Kumar Rai said they were likely to be flexible if the authority given to the traffic police to fine the motorists was postponed to a later date. “We will try to agree in postponing the rights imparted to traffic police rather than scraping it,” said Rai.
The transporters have said that they would call for a general strike from Sunday if no agreements were made on Saturday.
Posted on: 2012-08-11 06:06