Nepal Minute - out of the ordinary

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The maintenance of broken and crumbled roads will be carried out in Kathmandu to ease travel and transport during the festival season.

A meeting headed by the Minister for Physical Infrastructure and Transport Management Mohammad Istiaq Rai in the capital - which was also attended by transport entrepreneurs - decided to issue directive to the Department of the Roads for timely road maintenance in view of the festivals. 

Speaking to RSS, Deknath Gautam, the general secretary of the Federation of Nepalese National  Transport Entrepreneurs, said a decision was made to issue a directive to the Department of the Roads to immediately repair the broken roads and highways.

He also asked to consider the movement of the passengers on the occasion of festivals, including Dashain, Tihar, and Chhath. 

The meeting also decided that the Department of Transport Management will study, discuss and consult on the 21-point demands of the Federation and present the report with its response to the Ministry. 

Ministry's Secretary Gopal Prasad Sigdel, Director General of the Department of Transport Management Tokraj Pandey, Joint-Secretaries of, the Federation's Chairperson Bijaya Bahadur Swar, Vice-Chairperson Rabi Rimal, general-secretary Gautam, Deputy General Secretary Rajan Rokka, joint-secretaries and others were present at the meeting. - RSS

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