Having remained closed for past 38 days due to the banda called by various groups, the market in different parts of Udayapru district including the district headquarters, Gaighat, remained open today.
The move to open the market follows announcement by the Triyuga Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI), Gaighat urging the local traders to defy the protest and open the market.
Krishna Bhandari, secretary of the CCI said that traders, industrialists and commoners were affected due to the banda and that they would continue to defy any such strike in the days to come.
The District Police Office said that police are ready to provide security to the traders if need be.
Transport resumes in Bardiya, Deukhuri
Meanwhile, transport entrepreneurs in the western Tarai district Bardiya, from Tuesday evening, resumed transportation in the district headquarters, Gulariya, in defiance of the banda. The transportation halted for around one and a half months due to an agitation by various groups.
A statement issued by the entrepreneurs said that the District Administration Office failed to resume transportation and as a result of the stir, they had to bear a heavy loss worth around Rs 60 million so far.
Vehicles going off from Gulariya to different places of the country and Bardiya resumed plying.
Similarly, the general strike enforced by the Tharuwan/Tharuhat Struggle Committee in Deukhuri has been lifted from 12 noon today.
The Deukhuri shutdown had begun on August 12 in protest against the delineation of the federal provinces.
Public activities have increased with the lifting of the shutdown and the market is back to life.
Business and trading activities have picked up at Lamahi, Bhaluwang, Gadhawa, Sisahaniya among other local markets. Similarly, vehicles operating on long and short route have started plying. Although the market opened from Wednesday, transport services have come into operation from today. RSS