Stories Tagged 'Transport syndicate'
The task force formed for resolving the problems in the public transport sector, especially concerning the organised syndicate, has started work. It was set up on May 31 following an agreement between the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) and the agitating Federation
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Three transport entrepreneurs of Myagdi have been arrested for supporting syndicate against government’s policy on Thursday.
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The government has started maintaining a record of assets, movable and immovable, owned by public transport committees as the property would go automatically to the state coffers when the entities cease to exist from the new fiscal year.
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Transport Minister Raghubir Mahaseth on Monday announced the federal government’s success in abolishing cartels that controlled public transport, commercial lorries and tankers in Nepal.The announcement follows the agreement reached between the officials of the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport (MoPIT) and the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE) representatives at their meeting held on Monday night.
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Rarely in recent Nepali history has the government taken as firm an action as it has been doing in recent days against the transport syndicates. Associations of transport entrepreneurs went on strike after the government made a decision to ban their syndicates. These syndicates have stubbornly opposed competition in the market and consumers have been forced to make do with poor services.
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The Nepal Rastra Bank (NRB) on Sunday directed banks and financial institutions to freeze the bank accounts of various transport entrepreneurs who stood in favour of transport syndicate.
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The police have released six members of the Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs (FNNTE) including Chairman Yogendra Nath Karmacharya on Sunday.
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The government continues to arrest those involved in the transport strike enforced against its move to uproot syndicates in the sector.
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Public vehicle operators who went on a strike on Friday resumed services across the country on Saturday, bowing to pressure from the public and the government which initiated a number of measures against the transport syndicates.
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