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Laborers in transport sector demand salary for lockdown period
Nepal Transport Independent Laborer’s Organization Gandaki State Committee today drew attention of the Chief Minister of Gandaki State, Prithvi Subba Gurung, to meet their demands for salaries, facilities, health care services and other concerns.
The organization said that the workers affiliated to it suffered severely due to the lockdown order issued to contain the spread of coronavirus and called for insurance and security schemes for the workers while resuming the public transportation.
Asking to ensure compulsory insurance against the coronavirus pandemic, the organization said that the transportation workers in private schools, distributor companies and industries were not provided with their salaries during the time of lockdown while demanding to take initiatives to provide their salary immediately.
The organization has also asked for other relief package to those workers laid off from the lockdown.
Sajha Yatayat to operate services from July 16
Sajha Yatayat, a public transportation bus system in Nepal, is making preparations to operate its services from July 16. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sajha Yatayat Mahendra Raj Pandey said the company will operate its vehicles from Thursday.
It will bring some vehicles into operation on July 16 and add some more depending on the public demand.
Currently, Sajha Yatayat has 71 vehicles. Similarly, some public vehicles including Mayur Yatayat started providing transport services since Monday. Mayur Yataya started plying Ring Road and the Ring Road to Dhulikhel route.
Narayangadh-Muglin road rendered into one way
The traffic along Narayangadh-Muglin road has been rendered into one way after the road developed cracks further at 17 Kilo in Chitwan district.
Even though the road section was brought into operation by putting aggregates in the crumbled section on Monday morning has caved in again due to the incessant rains.
According to Chief Engineer Krishna Raj Adhikari of Division Road Office Bharatpur, the traffic has been halted after the chances to crumble the road increased further.
The road has been made one way after it started crumbling further, said Adhikari. The road has caved in in less than a year after it was upgraded at a place called 17 Kilo. According to Adhikari, 3 to 3.5 meters of road crumbled one feet in the road section.
(Compiled and prepared by Swastik Aryal and Nitish Lal Shrestha)
Nepal Economic Digest is a daily morning email digest, basically relatable summations of the most important business news, happenings from Nepal into easy-to-understand summaries.