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Birgunj: Freight service closed after fuel prices rise

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Birgunj, May 26

Retailers in Birgunj have shut down all freight services after the rise in prices of petroleum products.

The goods carrier service has been shut as the price hike in petroleum products has directly affected the transporters, the Transport Entrepreneurs Association, Birgunj said.

“All types of goods’ transportation services have been suspended for the time being due to a failure of increasing the freight rates despite the sharp rise in prices of petroleum products,” says the association’s vice-president Pravin Kumar Karna.

At least 40 to 60 truckloads of retail goods used to be transported to different cities from Birgunj every day. The association’s president Bal Krishna Pokharel says 46 retailers affiliated with the association have demanded an adjustment in the transportation fare as per the increased cost of petroleum products.

Entrepreneurs have demanded a timely increase in the freight service charge along with an increase in the prices of petroleum products.

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