Construction workers' banda cripples normal life in Udayapur
UDAyaPUR, Aug 24:Normal life in the Udayapur district adversely affected due to banda organized by Central Union of Painters, Plumber electro and Construction workers Nepal (Cuppec –Nepal) demanding to lift the government ban on extracting, sale and import of sand and stone on Sunday.
The district development committee and Triyuga Municipality had imposed ban on extracting and sale of sand and stone on June 30 in line with the decision of June 16 cabinet meeting.
Construction workers enforced banda in a bid to create pressure on the government to reverse its decision claiming that the ban has affected thousands of workers associated with the job.
All the public vehicles operating on the short and long route in the district have been stayed off the road since morning after banda organizers obstructed vehicles to play on the road. Market places and shops have been also closed form early morning.