Transport strike affects Gandaki, Dhaulagiri zones

Pokhara, June 22:

Transporters today halted all public vehicles in Gandaki and Dhaulagiri zones to pressure the government to meet their 11-point charter of demands.

Their demands include smooth supply of petroleum products, proper management of transport fares and compensation for vandalised vehicles.

The transporters warned that they will continue the strike until their demands are met. Students, office-goers and the commoners faced problems due to the strike.

Vice-president of Gandaki-Dhaulagiri Coordination Committee Sharadraj Subedi said all public transport vehicles stayed off the roads today, adding that all taxis will stop plying here tomorrow.

More than 200 microbuses, 18 buses, 100 jeeps and more than 2000 taxis ply Pokhara streets.

Chairman of the Pokhara Bus Entrepreneurs’ Committee Dharma Adhikary said they will halt their services until the government addresses their demands.

Passengers trying to travel to different parts of the country from Pokhara were left stranded due to lack of public transport.