157 nabbed for blocking Kathmandu traffic

KATHMANDU: At least 157 people were arrested for trying to obstruct the vehicular movement from various parts of the Kathmandu Valley on Thursday.

They were arrested while they were blocking the vehicles from passing through, during a transportation strike in Kathmandu and Lalitpur.

National Federation of Nepal Transport Entrepreneurs (NFNTE) has declared the strike against the hike in fines imposed for traffic offences.

Meanwhile, the 17-year-old Jiwan Thapa was arrested for vandalising a taxi (Ba 1 Ja 1599) at Sukedhara Chok today.