Incident Reports

Baneshwor tense over govt failure to arrange sufficient buses


Bagmati, Kathmandu, Kathmandu, Ward 10

 Tension flared up at New Baneshwar after the government failed to keep its promises to arrange 500 buses to ferry common people going back home from the Kathmandu Valley on Wednesday. The government had promised to arrange 500 buses to transport people wishing to go back home while there were only 200 buses available in New Baneshwar today. In coordination with the private transport entrepreneurs, the government said it would arrange 500 buses to ferry common people to Itahari in the east, Butwal in the west. The common people including students who were lining up turned into a fury after only 200 buses showed up. Scores of people, who were queuing up for the vehicles, are now are shouting slogans against the government. Due to the demonstration staged by agitated people, transportation between Maitighar to Koteshwar has been disrupted. Police have used force to take the situation under control after the agitating people started hurling stones and bricks at the police.
Details and Impacts
Violent / Non-violent Violent
Onesided / Twosided Twosided
Collective / Interpersonal Collective
Primary Form Group Clash
Weapons None
Primary Cause Other governance issues
Actor 1 - Number of people n/a
Actor 1 - Affiliations Citizen/Individuals
Actor 1 - Youth na
Actor 2 - Number of people n/a
Actor 2 - Affiliation Police
Actor 2 - Youth na
National/Online Media