Traders’ bandh hits far-west hard

Dipayal, July 20:

Residents of hilly districts in the far-western region have been facing difficulties due to the indefinite bandh called by Dhangadhi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (DCCI).

DCCI is on warpath against transport entrepreneurs’ syndicate system and has been demanding a total end to the system.

Markets in district headquarters of Doti, Achham, Bajura, Bajhang, Baitadi, Dadeldhura and Darchula remained shut while only few vehicles plied on the streets. The hilly districts are facing food shortage as no vehicles are ferrying food grains to the districts.

Dhangadhi, the district headquarters of Kailali, has remained shut since July 10 after the DCCI called the indefinite bandh, demanding the termination of syndicate system imposed by Dhangadhi Truck Entrepreneurs’ Committee. The hilly districts have remained shut for

the last three days.

Member of DCCI Dambar Bhandary said the indefinite bandh would be lifted only after the syndicate system was terminated.