Valley bandh against broad-road initiatives fails to have an impact


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.

Impact assessment

  • 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

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