Passengers getting on a bus in Kathmandu. (Image for Representation)
KATHMANDU: Transport workers and their associations have demanded that the federal government be given the right to adjust the fare of public transport.
Nepal Transport Workers Union affiliated to Nepali Congress, Nepal Transport Workers Union affiliated to CPN (UML), All Nepal Transport Workers Union affiliated to CPN (Maoist Center) met National Assembly, Legislative Management Committee Chair Pashuram Meghi Gurung on Friday and demanded that the right to adjust public transport fare be given to the federal government.
The transport workers have also demanded to amend the anti-worker provisions of the Vehicle and Transport Management Act, 2049 BS and other acts.
Chair of the Nepal Transport Workers’ Union, Dharmaraj Bhandari, said that they have demanded to amend the system of paying the medical expenses of the injured so that the cost of medical treatment does not exceed Rs. 300,000.
The workers said that the provincial government has enacted the provincial vehicle and transport management act in conflict with some sections of the Vehicle and Transport Management Act, 2049 BS.