Chitwan transporters shut services

CHITWAN, APR 13: The transport entrepreneurs in Chitwan have brought the vehicles operated from Chitwan to a halt from this morning in protest against police atrocity on staff of a transporters’ federation.

Around 500 vehicles have been operating from Chitwan on a daily basis. According to Kapil Pandey, coordinator of the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs for Narayani Zone, the Federation has brought the vehicular movement in the district to a standstill protesting the arrest of the Federation’s staff without valid reasons.

Police recently had arrested the assistant driver Prakash Sunar of a microbus (Ba 2 Kha 5030) and Eknath Dhungana and Keshav Neupane of another microbus (Ba 2 Kha 9308) for causing inconvenience to the passengers right under the nose of traffic police.

Police have filed cases against them under the Public Offence Act, shared Sahakul Bahadur Thapa, Chief at the District Police Office, Chitwan.

The transport entrepreneurs also have demonstrated in various parts of Chitwan today. The agitating entrepreneurs state that they will continue the protests until their staff are released.