KATHMANDU, May 6: Transport entrepreneurs have agreed on the government decision to scrap the syndicate on public transport.
Issuing an assurance statement, the entrepreneurs have welcomed the government decision and have agreed on the end of the syndicate. They have assured to follow the government policy to register according to the company act and have assured that they will not go and will not insist anyone to go beyond the government policy.
In any case of breach of the agreement, they are ready to undergo the consequence as per the rule, the statement reads.
Following the commitment from the entrepreneurs, the Ministry of Home Affairs has ordered the local administration to release all the entrepreneurs across the country who were in custody since Friday.
Earlier, Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa had directed not to release the arrested transport entrepreneurs if they are not ready to sign on papers to scrapping syndicate.
Home Minister Thapa directed Chief District Officer of 77 districts to release those arrested transport entrepreneurs only if they were ready to sign on paper to scrapping syndicate and to register transport in a company without halting public transportation services and supporting the government.
Those who will not agree will charge under the Essential Service Operation Act-1957. Pro-Syndicate transport entrepreneurs were arrested on Friday after the ordered of Ministry of Home Affairs. More than a hundred office bearers of transport committees were arrested on Friday.
Meanwhile, the meeting between the government officials and entrepreneurs is underway at Singha Durbar to discuss the issue following their release.