Government hikes transportation fare
The government, under the pressure of the transport entrepreneurs associated with the scrapped transport committees, has increased the fare of public vehicles by 10 per cent in the eve of Dashain. The decision has irked the people. The student organisations have already taken to streets to protest the decision. The powerful government had to bow before the pro-syndicate transport entrepreneurs after they refused to open the booking of ticket for Dashain festival unless the government increases the fares or withdraws its decision to hike the prices of petroleum products. After the decision of the government to hike the fare of the passenger vehicles, the entrepreneurs started booking ticket for Dashain from Tuesday.
The government had decided to increase the fare of passenger vehicles by 10 per cent on Saturday as the transportation entrepreneurs did not become ready to open the ticket booking for Dashain after the hike in petroleum prices.
Earlier, the transportation entrepreneurs had agreed to open ticket booking from September 21 with the condition of reviewing the bus fare after Dashain Festival. After the increase in price of petroleum products, transportation entrepreneurs had backtracked from the agreement demanding to withdraw the hike in petroleum products.