KATHMANDU: As a part of its agitation programme to topple the incumbent government, CPN-UML-aligned Youth Association Nepal (YAN) has imposed a vehicular shutdown in the capital today.
YAN has enforced the chaakajam for four hours in the morning, from 6 am to 10 am.
YAN has imposed shutdown demanding Prime Minister Dr Baburam Bhattarai to step down and pave way for the national consensus government.
Vehicular movement has been affected owing to the imposed close-down.
Two-wheelers and cabs dared to defy the imposed bandh for a while as general people were uninformed earlier about the chaakajam.
Public vehicles like micro-vans, tempos, buses are not seen playing on the road, leaving the common man in a spate of problems.
Precisely, commuting on Sunday morning has been a tough task for many office goers.
The few buses that plied were packed to capacity in the morning.
Meanwhile, Nepal police personnel have also been mobilised to prevent any untoward incidents during the imposed bandh.
Irate cadres of YAN vandalised vehicles at different places in the capital, for what they called defying vehicular shutdown. They vandalised cabs at Kalimati and Baneshwor.
YAN had taken out a torch rally against the government in Kathmandu on Saturday evening.
YAN has also called for a nationwide strike on Monday and Tuesday at the same time in the morning.