Transport entrepreneurs' 'monopoly' riles lawmakers

Published On: October 4, 2016 02:04 PM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Lawmakers, speaking at a meeting of the Legislature-Parliament on Tuesday, drew the government's attention towards inconveniences facing commuters on the eve of the festivals due to anomalies of transport entrepreneurs. 

They accused the administration of just becoming a mute spectator to such hard times facing the people during the festive season. 

The number of deaths in road accidents has increased with the arrival of the festivals and passengers are being overcharged, they said, urging the government to immediately come up with effective measures to ensure road safety to the people and checkout and control misconducts in transport business. 

They also accused transport entrepreneurs of continuing to impose a syndicate system and have a monopoly in the business. 

Giving their views about the contemporary political issues, they demanded the disputes hovering over the restructuring of local units be sorted as soon as possible to create atmosphere conducive to hold the local poll and special autonomous area and preserved zones be declared at the local level. RSS


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