BIRATNAGAR: Life in the Tarai came to a standstill on the last day of the two-day bandh called by Madhesi Janadhikar Forum. The MJF District chapter claimed that the bandh concluded peacefully. Market places and education institutions remained shut in Biratnagar today, while vehicles stayed off the roads.
A report from Bara said the bandh affected Kalaiya. According Dinesh Karki, coordinator, Nepal Petroleum Workers Union, Bara and Parsa district, bandh enforcers smashed the windscreen of 42 petrol tankers parked along the Parwanipur-Jitpur section of the highway on Thursday night. MJF organised a corner meet in Kalaiya today.
No long or short route vehicle plied in Gaur area, while industries, education institutions and market places remained shut. Passengers were stranded on the Gaur-Chandranigapur road section. Bara SP Pitamber Adhikari informed that a few vehicles were escorted by police on the East-West highway.
Bandh enforcers in Parasi shut down industries, education institutions and market places. Though the market remained partially open in Sunbal and Bardaghat area, no vehicle plied the roads.
The bandh affected life in Nepalgunj. Police released four bandh enforcers who were detained from Ranjha area. Vehicles stayed off the road and education institutions and business organisations were shut.