Kathmandu, January 4
Police on Wednesday morning arrested around 20 people while they were staging protests against the government’s road expansion initiatives, in Samakhushi and Kalimati, Sitapaila and Kirtipur.
A struggle committee comprising the victims of road expansion had called a strike in the Kathmandu Valley, but it did not have much of an impact.
Police personnel — both in uniform and civvies — have mobilised on major junctions and traffic movement is normal. Marketplaces and shops have remained open as usual.
- On Wednesday morning, police arrested around 20 people from a number of places, including Samakhushi, Kirtipur, Kalimati and Sitapaila. They were protesting the government’s road expansion initiatives in the valley
- Police personnel had mobilised at major junctions to avert untoward incidents
- Despite the bandh call, traffic movement was normal, marketplaces and shops remained open