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Beni Jomsom transport syndicate broken2014-07-03 13:36:41

Are you planning to visit Mustang in a private vehicle or a hired jeep? If yes, you can be sure that there will not be any disturbances during the journey like in the past. If you face any disturbance, the regional administration will immediately swing in to action.
The western Regional Administration office has finally managed to break the syndicate on the 75 klometer Beni-Jomsom road enforced by the local transport entrepreneurs. Now onwards, one can drive their vehicles on the road without and obstacles. The office has said it would take immediate action if anyone obstructs movement of vehicle on the road.
“If anyone obstructs movement of vehicles on the road, we will not call them for negotiation like in the past. We will immediately initiation legal action against them,” Karki said, “this is not a private road. No one has the authority to create disturbance on public road.”
The office has directed local administration to do the needful for ensuring smooth movement of vehicles on the road. Now onwards, passengers need not change the vehicles between Beni and Jomsom. Earlier, they had to change at Ghasa. “We will immediate action against those collecting excessive fare or creating problem to passengers.
If passengers are disembarked from private vehicles and forced to board local vehicle, those involved in such act will be dealt with seriously,” he added. Karki who was recently appointed as western regional Administrator, said his first priority was to end the transporters, Syndicate on Beni-Jomsom road.karki added that he will not allowed anyone to enforce syndicate system on public roads as I am aware of the effect of such system.
He assured that any type vehicles can ply the Beni jomsom road now and onwards. The Western Regional Administration office is also doing necessary homework for determining the standards for tourists Vehicles.
It is having discussion with the Ministry of culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation on whether tourist vehicles need to get route permit like other vehicles and whether tourist vehicles registered before 2012 need to follow standards issued in 2012. The office has fixed rate on Beni-Jomsom road at Rs. 800 on temporary basis. Earlier, local Transport entrepreneurs were charging arbitrary fares. 

They also used to charge from passengers travelling in tourist vehicles. Local transport entrepreneurs are also positive about fixing new fare.  “Local transport entrepreneurs have expressed commitment to not obstruct movement of private vehicles on Beni-Jomsom road,” madhu karanjit, officiation chief of the committee mentioned. 

Source: My republica News

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