Vehicles ply Pyuthan roads after five days

Pyuthan, July 26:

Vehicular movement has resumed in Pyuthan district after five days.

According to NSU’s Pyuthan chapter president Bishnu Kumar Giri, traffic resumed after an agreement was reached between the local administration, transporters and representatives of students’ unions to provide 21 per cent discount to students on jeep fares, 45 per cent discount on bus fares.

Pyuthan chief district officer Tek Prakash Poudel, representatives of Sworgadwari Transport Entrepreneurs’ Committee (STEC) and members of six student’s unions reached the agreement.

Chief district officer Poudel said each bus plying for Kathmandu, Butwal and Nepalgunj from Pyuthan would give the discount to eight students.

Each bus plying for Mahendranagar and Krishnanagar would provide discount to four students.

Every bus heading for Bhaluwang would provide discount to 10 students. Demanding discount on transport fares, students here had brought traffic to a halt for days. Vice-president of STEC Bharat KC said the agreement would take effect by August 28.

Meanwhile, students vented ire against leaders of students’ unions, saying that the quota system was imposed instead of providing 45 per cent discount on transport fares to all students.