Government to run fair price shops till Chhath

Kathmandu, October 15

A meeting of senior government officials held under the chairmanship of Chief Secretary Somlal Subedi at Singha Durbar today took various decisions regarding operation of fair price shops and passenger help desks to ensure delivery of essential goods and services to the people.

As per the decision, National Trading Limited, Salt Trading Limited and Nepal Food Corporation under the Ministry of Commerce and Supplies will set up fair price shops during Dashain, Tihar and Chhath festivals. They have been directed to provide discount on goods to customers at the rate maintained last year. Concerned agencies will provide the ministry the details of price, items and quantity of goods sold to customers every 15 days.

Similarly, the meeting decided to ease operation of public transport during the festivals. For this, the ministry will provide necessary fuel to public transport. It also directed the traffic police to setup at least 10-12 passenger help desks in the Kathmandu Valley. Meanwhile, traffic police said they have set up 12 help desks in Kalanki, New Bus Park, Old Bus Park, Sundhara, Swyambhu, Balkhu, Nagdhunga, Gaushala, Jorpati, Sinamangal, Koteshwor and Satdobato.