Kathmandu Valley sees partial impact of bandh

KATHMANDU: The nationwide bandh called by Netra Bikram Chand-led Communist Party of Nepal on Tuesday had a partial impact in the Kathmandu Valley.

The Chand-led Maoist party called the bandh to protest against the hike in petroleum products.

Though there is a little presence of public vehicles, private vehicles are seen plying the road defying the bandh.

A large number of police personnel have been beefed up in major chowks of the Capital.

Long-route vehicles, however, stayed off the road.

Most educational institutions, industrial enterprises, private offices, markets and business centres remained shut due to the bandh.

Ealier on November 10, the Nepal Oil Corporation had jacked up the price of petroleum products.

The state-owned monopoly had decided to increase the price of petrol, diesel and kerosene by Rs 3 per liter and aviation fuel by Rs 5 per litre.

Similarly, the NOC decided to hike the price of cooking gas by Rs 75 per cylinder.

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