Transport strike enters day 2
KATHMANDU, AUG 11 -
Normal life across the country has been affected on Saturday as well due to public transportation strike called by transport workers.
Public transportation has come to a grinding halt nationwide on the second day as well as second round of talks between agitating transporters and the government ended inconclusively yesterday.
Meanwhile, third round of talks is due to take place later this afternoon.
Transport entrepreneurs and workers are also set to hold a meeting today and seek ways to intensify their protest programmes.
The agitating transporters have said the strike would continue until the government fulfils their demands, that include the government taking back its decision to allow traffic police to fine motorists.
The National Federation of Nepalese Transport Entrepreneurs, All Nepal Transport Workers Association, Nepal Yatayat Mazdoor Sangh and Nepal Transport Independent Workers’ Association have joined hands in calling the strike. The Federation Truck, Tanker and Transport Entrepreneurs-Nepal is also backing the protest.
Posted on: 2012-08-11 11:42