The nation wide general strike called by the Netra Bikram Chand –led CPN (Maoist) has affected normal life in the capital. The party is said to have announced the strike demanding to food security.
Few public vehicles are seen plying the capital's roads while private vehicles are operating in more numbers. Shops, businesses, schools, colleges and educational institutes are mostly closed.
76 bandh-enforcers arrested Meanwhile, police arrested 76 strike-enforcers from various places of Kathmandu for their involvement in disrupting vehicular movement.
Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Range, Kathmandu SP Pradyumna Karki said the arrests were made in Kalanki, Koteshwar, Maharajgunj and Chabahil areas.
Similarly, cadres of the Biplav-led CPN (Maoist) torched a Bolero jeep at Chiyabari, Bhadrakali VDC-2 in Sindhuli this morning. The jeep was heading towards Siraha from Kathmandu when the incident occurred.
The jeep was completely destroyed in the incident. Witnesses said a group of seven strike-enforcers stopped the jeep and set it on fire for 'disobeying the strike'. The jeep driver Ram Chandra Mahato said there were no passengers in the jeep.
SAJHA CONTINUES SERVICE
Sajha Transport has continued its services despite the general strike today.
The Transport has been continuing its services even during days of strike, festivals and other adverse situations.
Also, Sajha Transport is preparing to operate additional 30 buses in the valley.