Dialogue with agitating transport workers today
The government has called the agitating transport workers for dialogue, today. Director-General of the Department of Transport Management Tulsai Gautam informed that the protesting transport workers have been invited at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport at 8.00 am today to initiate dialogue on their demands.
The Department has asked all sides to restrain tolerance as solution of all related issues can be explored through dialogue. Earlier, the agitating transport workers had vandalized the Lotse Mall at Naya Buspark in Kathmandu. The transport workers on Monday evening took to the streets, leading to clashes, vandalism and arson in the area by protesting the traffic police’s decision to hike the fine for traffic rules violation.
They also vandalized the Lotse Mall run near the Naya Buspark. The workers have demanded to scrap the exorbitant penalty amount for traffic rules violations, release of the suspended license, provision of the physical infrastructure parking pick and drop and others. Likewise, the protestors have stolen the mobile phones from the shops run in the business complex. Tensions ran high in the areas after the workers under the banners of different political parties-aligned association staged the protests.
The protestors pelted stones at the police and also set two police vans on fire this evening. Likewise, the protestors torched a temporary police beat located at Balaju Chowk, according to the Senior Superintendent of Police Himalaya Kumar Shrestha. It is said that 10 police persons and some protestors sustained injuries in the protest.