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UCPN-Maoist convention nuisance for commuters

HIMALAYAN NEWS SERVICE

BIRGUNJ: After the Unified CPN-Maoist seized a number of vehicles to ferry its cadres to its general convention site in Hetauda, public transportation was affected to a great extent in and other nearby places today.

According to the Central Regional Traffic Police Office of Pathalaiya, over 300 buses reached Hetauda carrying the Unified CPN-Maoist cadres from the east and west respectively.

The UCPN-M party

flags were seen fluttering on the rooftops of those vehicles used to carry the cadres today, while hundreds of common passengers waiting for hours in

the hope of taking them to their destination had a hard time to reach their destinations and others kept on waiting the vehicles before finally returning home depressed.

“I had my friend’s wedding at Birgunj today, but due to lack of vehicles I had to go on a bike,” lamented Sushma Rijal of Hetauda. Similarly, like her many others faced nuisance while heading to their destinations as a very limited number of public vehicles had plied today.

Vehicles carrying the Maoist cadres were also seen carrying the passengers flouting the traffic rules. Though the buses were crowded even on its roof traffic police had to be just mute spectators. No accident were however reported today, said traffic police sources.

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