Shut down has mixed impact across the nation, capital defies
KATHMANDU: Transport service here has come to a halt due to nationwide shutdown enforced by the Rastriya Janamukti Party from today, demanding guarantee of state restructuring on ethnic line and promulgation of new constitution in the stated time.
Ignoring an urge by Prime Minister Dr. Baburam Bhattarai to call off general strike, the Janamukti party on rule has announced nationwide strike for three days from today.
Short and long route vehicles from and to district headquarters Bhimduttanagar due to obstructions by the activists of State Council and People-based Organization associated to the party.
More than three dozen passengers of mountainous region, who have retuned home from India to mark the New Year and harvest wheat farming, have been stranded in Bhimduttanagar bus park.
However, there appears no effect of bandh in market, industrial establishments, business houses and educational institutions.
The bandh enforcers have allowed the vehicular movement of ambulance and vehicles carrying dead bodies, human rights activists and journalists.
Some 13 State Councils and six People-based Organizations of the party have lent support to the three-day bandh programme.
Meanwhile, police arrested 15 bandh enforcers from Pulchowk, Narayangarh in Chitwan this morning.
Vehicular movement along with the operation of industries and educational institutions have been smooth in Chitwan following the arrest of party activists, said the District Police Ofice, Chitwan.
The bandh has partially affected normal life in major city areas of Hetauda, Kathmandu and Butwal. RSS