Kathmandu, April 3
Tanker operators have agreed to discontinue their strike from Sunday morning, ending a two-day halt in fuel supply in Kathmandu and other parts of the country.
They signed an agreement with the Nepal Oil Corporation late Saturday night after the government-run fuel distribution monopoly assured it of addressing their demand appropriately.
In the deal, the corporation has agreed to resolve outstanding issues regarding the fuel stations’ commission and adjustment of cooking gas transport fare within seven days.
The two sides have agreed to solve other problems in the sector by May end.
Earlier, on Friday morning, the transports had launched a strike across Nepal on Friday and halted the fuel supply, putting forward various demands. Consequently, many fuel stations in Kathmandu and major other places had run out of their stock.
Kathmandu had seen long queues outside the stations through Friday and Saturday as the consumers feared a shortage.