Incident Reports

Tanker drivers on strike demanding Covid-19 vaccination


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Chandragiri, Ward 3

At the call of the Nepal Petroleum Tanker Drivers' Association, the transportation of petroleum from the association's Bagmati regional office in Thankot to districts and pumps has been stopped since June 13 demanding vaccination against the coronavirus. The tanker drivers' association had sent a request to the depot's head office and the Ministry of Health to arrange vaccination for the driver but the vaccine was not available.

Ishwar Lama, president of the association, said that the agitation took place because they were not provided with vaccination even when the driver and his family were at high risk due to the corona pandemic. Transportation from the Amalekhgunj depot and Barauni to the provincial depot has also been disrupted due to the driver's agitation. Out of about 500 tankers under the provincial depot, 120 tankers were operating in shifts daily at the time of the prohibitory period.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Event Duration More than 1 day
Primary Form Strike/Bandh
Primary Cause Issues related to the quality of public services (health, education etc.)and access to these services
Secondary Cause Healthcare Management
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Transport entrepreneurs/syndicate
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Government and civil servants at central level
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media