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Department to revise public transport fare in a week

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KATHMANDU — The Department of Transport Management would adjust the public transport fare within a week.

The Nepal Oil Corporation slashed the cost of fuel on Monday taking after the droop in the cost of petroleum products in the international markets.

The air fare has been adjusted to be effective from Wednesday in the wake of the reduction of the fuel price.

However, the transport fare has not yet been reduced and the commuters are compelled to pay the old fare.

Moreover, there is no uniformity in the transport fare and the public transporters are arbitrarily charging the passengers, saying they bought the diesel in the black market.

The Department has not taken action although the passengers are being overcharged, the people have complained.

Meanwhile, releasing a press statement today, the Nepal Students Union (NSU), the student wing of the main opposition Nepali Congress warned of waging a stern protest movement if the government failed to reduce the public transport fare as per the reduction of fuel price.

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Hoteliers asked to be sensitive against GBV

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KATHMANDU- Stakeholders have called upon the hoteliers to remain more sensitive in order to reduce the gender-based violence (GBV) taking place in hotel sector.

During an interaction programme in Tarakeshwor Municipality in the capital city on Saturday, the speakers said that the hoteliers are expected to become more aware since more cases of rapes and violence against women take place in the hotels.

A large number of hoteliers attended the interaction programme organized as a part of the 16-day campaign against GBV.

On the occasion, lawmaker of Kathmandu Constituency No. 7 Ram Bir Manandhar said that partnership among all was needed to end GBV and argued that social networking sites were responsible for the increased cases of GBV in the recent times.

Likewise, Mayor of Tarakeshwor Municipality Rameshwor Bohora pointed out the need for cooperation with the police administration as well as massive public awareness programmes to end such ill practices rampant in the hotel business.

Also speaking at the programme, Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) of Balaju Metropolitan Police Circle Chiranjivi Koirala urged the hoteliers to keep the details of every new entrant in the hotels since hotels are used for the purpose of women’s trafficking.

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