The government of Nepal has been positive to operate public transport after the date of the ban expires on June 28.
Information Officer at the District Administration Office, Kathmandu, Kalpana Ghimire informed that discussions and consultations have been started with the concerned agencies with the preparation of operating the transport with the new modality.
Chief District Officers of the Kathmandu Valley have been positive about the operation of public transport which has been closed for two months.
Discussions are focused on how to make modalities, we are moving forward gradually, positive discussions have started on transport operations, Ghimire said.
On Thursday, discussions were held between the Ministry of Health, Department of Transport Management, transport workers, transport businessmen, and Chief District Officers regarding the operation of transport.
During the discussion, the businessmen said that the air service will be operational from July 1 and shops and markets are also open and demanded that public transport should also be operated immediately, said the National Federation of Nepali Transport Entrepreneurs.
Entrepreneurs suggest that there is no alternative to making the economy run smoothly by operating long and short-distance transport.
Chief District Officers, on the other hand, said that they have started consultations with the concerned agencies and were positive about the operation of the business.
The businessmen had handed over a memorandum to Secretary at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport Raviman Shrestha on Monday asking for facilitation in the operation of public transport. Secretary Shrestha had expressed his commitment to take the proposal from the ministry along with the demand letter at the CCMC meeting.
Bhim Jwala Rai, president of the Nepal Independent Transport Workers’ Organization, said that he has repeatedly demanded the government to bring relief programs saying that the transport workers have been affected by the strike.
The businessmen had demanded the government to adjust the scientific fare in public transport and provide concessions and relief.