Over 200 nabbed for vandalism during transport strike

KATHMANDU: Police arrested more than 200 persons from various places in the Kathmandu Valley for vandalising vehicles during a transport strike on Thursday.

Altogether 202 persons were held for vandalising vehicles during the strike called by the transport entrepreneurs in protest of the government's decision to hike fine for violation of the traffic rules, according to Nepal Police Spokesperson DIG Madhav Prasad Joshi.

No incident of vandalism and arrest was reported from other parts of the country although the strike was enforced nationwide, DIG Joshi shared.

Public transport service was not available on the road across the country, including the Capital today, as the transport entrepreneurs and workers associated with various transport associations including the Nepal National Transport Entrepreneurs Association protested the government's recent move to hike the penalties with effect from May 14.