The Communist Party of Nepal, led by Netra Bikram Chand Biplava, has called for a Nepal Bandh on Tuesday. In the Kathmandu Valley, the effect of the bandh is normal. The CPN (Maoist) had called for a strike on November 12, saying that it would give the people a chance to immediately repeal the price hike in daily necessities including petroleum products.
Even though the public transport is less on Tuesday morning, the private vehicles are running smoothly on the road. The traffic was light at this time of night. There is a heavy presence of security personnel at the crossroads.
Long-distance vehicles leaving Kathmandu have not run. Long-distance operators intend to operate from noon onwards, given the impact of the shutdown and the presence of protesters. Some schools in the valley have given leave for today.
Eleven CPN (Maoist) cadres have been arrested from Damauli for taking off the price of petroleum products. Police have arrested 11 members of the party near Biplav who have been working on the streets since this morning to close Nepal.
District Secretary Atom, Beas Nagar in-charge Om Pant, Labor district president Himal Khadka, Akhil Krantikari district secretary Shiva Sadashankar and others were arrested from the traffic intersection, said district in-charge of the party Purnajit Pun. He demanded the immediate release of the arrested leaders and cadres. Damauli Bazaar has been deserted since morning due to Nepal Bandh.