Transportation to resume in tarai
Rautahat, January 13
In view of the hassles the locals have had to face due to the long disruption of vehicular movements, United Democratic Madhesi Front has decided to ease vehicular movement for a week from tomorrow.
The front has reached verbal agreement to this effect responding to the correspondence from various stakeholders including the local bus entrepreneurs’ association, chamber of commerce and industry, school management committees and traders and businesspersons of the district who had called on the front to do the needful to allow vehicles to ply.
As per the front’s agreement, vehicles will be allowed to operate till January 21.
“As we’re aware of the hardships the common people are facing here due to lack of vehicles for long and the impact on vehicle owners too, who are on the verge of becoming broke after they have been told not to operate their vehicles, we intend to give them respite,” said the front’s constituent National Muslim Struggle Alliance coordinator Haji Jikurula.
According to Tarai Madhes Democratic Party leader Babulal Sah, they will however continue with other protest programmes. “Except for government offices, the agitation has been loosened in other sectors in view of the hardships of the people,” said Sah.
Meanwhile, transport entrepreneurs have welcomed the decision of the agitating parties. “This is a good decision for the time being as it will give us relief,” said Rautahat Bus Entrepreneurs’ Association chairman Binod Giri, adding that they will operate vehicles from early morning tomorrow.