Incident Reports

Transport entrepreneurs agitated putting forward 11 point demands


Bagmati, Makawanpur, Hetauda

Public Transport entrepreneurs have been agitated putting forward 11 point demands. The Central Federation of Public Transport, Nepal has staged an indefinite sit-in at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure Development premises in Hetauda on Wednesday putting forward 11 points demands. On August 25, a team including the federation president Dolnath Khanal had submitted an 11-point demand to Chief Minister Ashtalakshmi Shakya.

President Khanal said that an indefinite sit-in was called from Wednesday after the state government did not take any action on the demand submitted by the federation. "After no hearing was held on our demands, we submitted a symbolic key to the Prime Minister's Office and the Council of Ministers on July 25 on behalf of transport businessmen across the country," he said.

The federation has demanded adjustment of transport fare, review of 20-year-old vehicle policy, inclusion of transport problems in the monetary policy, amendment of existing transport regulations, and immediate implementation of the Road Act. Khanal said that the transport businessmen have been forced to face problems as the government has not taken any step to address these demands.

Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Nonviolent
Primary Form Gherau/Dharna (sit-in)/padlocking
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people N
Actor 1 - Affiliations Labor organization, trade unions and other organizations based on economic demands
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people N
Actor 2 - Affiliation (Target) Local authorities (incl VDC, district, gov. line agencies at local level except education and health)
Actor 2 - Youth na
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