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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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PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team

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KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.

PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.

Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.

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