Birgunj normalising from grip of Tarai unrest

BIRGUNJ: The force of ongoing Madhes agitation is on the wane in Birgunj city, which, for last five months, had been a centre of the agitation including obstructions at the Nepal-India border points.

The number of protesters is decreasing everyday while local market places are gradually operating smoothly. In overall, the daily life is limping back to normalcy.

What more - leaders leading the protest are out of the city. United Democratic Madhesi Front district coordinator Pradeep Yadav is in New Delhi while Federal Inclusive Madhes Alliance leader Shiva Patel is in Patna of India.

Only around 15 to 20 protesters have been staging a sit-in on the Miteri Bridge at Nepal-India border.

Except the sit-in at the border point, the protesting parties have not carried out any protest programme for last few days.

Transport vehicles are operating in a normal scale. Likewise, government and non-government offices are gradually resuming their operations.

The Nepal Electricity Authority Birgunj Distribution Centre had closed tariff collection counters for last few months. The NEA, however, opened the counters from last Sunday.