KATHMANDU, Sept 27: Lawmakers on Tuesday grilled Minister of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raghuvir Mahaseth for acting contrary to the anti-syndicate drive and letting down the general public.
KATHMANDU, June 13: End of transportation syndicates was expected to promote fair competition among truck and transport operators, bringing down transportation cost. But this has not happened, industrialists say.
KATHMANDU, May 27: Small and medium-size civil contractors have accused the big contractors of tarnishing the image of the sector by not doing their work in time and by lobbying bureaucrats to land contracts.
KATHMANDU, April 21: Nepal Chamber of Commerce (NCC) has welcomed the government's move to end syndicate in the transportation sector. Issuing a press statement on Friday, the Chamber stressed on the importance to stop syndicates and cartels in the transportation sector.
POKHARA, Aug 22: From the cost of a boat ride in Phewa Lake and the charge for paragliding to the price of items on a restuarant menu and transport fares, syndicates have had a stranglehold on business in the tourist town of Pokhara since a long time.
KATHMANDU, Aug 17: The government, the political parties, bureaucrats and the private sector often point at each other for failing to control anti-competition practices prevalent in the public transport sector.
KATHMANDU, Aug 18: In view of growing number of deadly accidents, Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal has directed Minister for Physical Planning and Transportation Ramesh Lekhak to formulate necessary laws to end the syndicate system prevalent in the public transportation sector.