An agreement has been reached between the transportation workers and government officials after which the transport workers have announced to withdraw their decision to shut down public transport in Kathmandu Valley.
Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Narayan Kaji Shrestha today held talks with the representatives of transport workers at Singha Durbar and signed a 10-point agreement.
Nepal Transport Workers’ Union had earlier announced to shut down public transport in the Valley on Tuesday, accusing the government has been indifferent towards their demands.
Transport entrepreneurs argued that the new traffic rules are not in the interest of public transportation and demanded to cancel the increased traffic police fines.
Meanwhile, the representatives of the transport workers also demanded that Lhotse Multipurpose Pvt Ltd should take all the responsibility for the incident that happened on Monday, alleging that the owners of Lhotse Multipurpose fueled the aggrieved transport workers to turn the protest into a riot.
The agitating transport workers had set fire to police vans, vandalized private vehicles and burned road dividers. They also demolished and set fire to the temporary police post at Machhapokhari Chowk and vandalized the Lhotse Mall located at Naya Buspark.
Three mobile shops were also looted during the riot and the Nepal Mobile Business Association has claimed the shop owners have lost gadgets worth Rs. 8-10 crores.