काठमाण्डु टुडे २०७० कार्तिक २६ गते ८:१५ मा प्रकाशित

Kathmandu, Nov. 12: Normal life in the  Kathmandu valley  is gradually returning to normalcy today, the second day of the banda called by the 33-party alliance led by the CPN-Maoist.

More public and private vehicles are seen plying on the road compared to yesterday. Besides, education institutes, industries, factories and shops near the main roads and chowks are open. Although the banda organisers attempted to carry out incidents of vandalism, present situation is normal, according to the police.

Talking to RSS Police Spokesperson Superintendent of Police Ganesh KC, normal life in the capital is normal, vehicles are plying without any obstructions and full security is managed.

Seven police have been arrested from the capital, Pokhara and Surkhet for a forceful attempt to enforce the banda. The police had arrested 83 banda callers yesterday. They are under investigation.

The banda organisers vandalised a half dozen vehicles in different parts of Kathmandu and Lalitpur.

Taxies were vandalised at Exhibition Road, Old Baneshwor, mid-Baneshwor and New Baneshwor and a microbus was vandalised at Balkumari, Lalitpur.

Four-year-old Abhishek Lama was injured when he was hit by a petrol-filled bottle thrown by the banda organisers targeting the Lagankhel-Ratnapark route microbus ( Ba 1 Ja 6288). Windowpanes of the microbus are cracked and some others have also sustained injuries in the incident.

Meanwhile, the government has adopted special alertness in an attempt to  ease the normal life in the valley during the banda.

All the three security bodies have been mobilised in the street to make general life normal. Nepal Army, Nepal Police and Armed Police Force are patrolling  the  sensitive areas in view of security.

Security personnel are escorting the vehicles moving on the road. The government has said that supply management is smooth and regular despite the banda.

According to Secretary at the Office of the Prime Minister and Council of Ministers Krishnahari Baskota,  560 metric tonnes of vegetables was supplied to the market from the Kalimati vegetable market yesterday which  was as usual and today also same quantity of vegetable is supplied. RSS

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