Pokhara micro-bus resumes operation after 2 days

POKHARA: The micro-bus service in Pokhara, which had been disrupted for two days on account of the death of a student leader by being hit by a micro-bus, has resumed its operation after an understanding was reached between both sides.

Representatives of the Bus Entrepreneurs Committee and kin of the deceased reached an agreement, through a talk that was held at the District Police Office in Kaski.

According to the understanding between both parties, the driver will have to face legal action, the family of the deceased will receive fair compensation, concession will be provided to passengers with student ID cards even during the evenings, and medical treatment will be provided to all those injured during the protest.

The relatives of the deceased collected his body after this understanding was reached. The students have also cancelled further protest programmes.

General Secretary of the Nepali Congress Shashanka Koirala is to pay tribute to the deceased on Wednesday, according to Naveen Sigdel, a leader of Nepali Congress, Kaski.

Last rites of 24-year-old Bodh Raj Dhakal will be carried out on Wednesday in Ramghat of Pokhara. Dhakal had been hit by the micro-bus (Ga 1 Kha 3836) on Monday and had passed away the same night during the course of treatment in Manipal Teaching Hospital in Pokhara. Student-led protests had ensued after this incident.