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KAVREPALANCHOWK: Transport entrepreneurs have halted freights along the Araniko, B.P. and Helambu Highways to protest the direction by the district administration office to mandatorily get the loads they carry weighed.
The office directed in this regard in a meeting between transport entrepreneurs and stakeholders last Tuesday following a circular by the Ministry of Home Affairs to operate load-weighing centers in the district.
Load weighing centers have been established at Keraghari in Panchkhal Municipality, Naikintar in Panauti and Bhakunde in Namobuddha.
According to the guidelines, more than six-wheeled-cargo vehicles must carry a mandatory load.
Authorities charge Rs 150 per vehicle for weighing loads at the load weighing center. Freights have come to a halt for the past two days.
Following the protest, police personnel in a large group have been deployed at all load weighing centers, said Superintendent of Police Bhagya Purush Dhakal.