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Tuesday, 23 August 2016

Market manipulation by syndicates

Posted by Anup Baral August 23, 2016 :


The government, transport entrepreneurs and their employees are responsible for the mess seen in the country’s transportation sector. Although the transport entrepreneurs have been providing services to the needy commuters by operating buses, trucks and other vehicles across the country, they have, however, prevented healthy growth of the transportation sector by not allowing new comers to operate similar services. They also resort to illegal practices and often tend not to abide by the rules. A news report the other day had it that the local bus entrepreneurs in Rasuwa district were not allowing the tourist buses to move ahead from Ghattrekhola-Timbure section of the road and forcing the tourists to ride their buses which are not comfortable. Mostly, Chinese tourists who enter Nepal through Rasuwa Gadhi travel via this route, but the local bus entrepreneurs do not allow the tourist buses to carry them. Due to this illegal syndicate system being practised by the transport entrepreneurs in Rasuwa, the tourists must undergo an ordeal, sending a negative message about Nepal’s transportation facilities to the tourists wishing to visit Nepal. The Nepal Association of Tour and Travel Agents (NATTA), the umbrella organisation of tour operators, has expressed serious concern over the syndicate practice of the transportation entrepreneurs in the district and demanded an immediate end to the illegal practice.

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Another great benefit is the relaxation you get to do. It’s nice to live life to its fullest and enjoy a stress free time with yourself. Going on vacation lets us recharge our “batteries” by disconnecting us from our regular life. When we come back we feel invigorated and we are happy to be back in our day to day routine. It’s a very good stress remover that has a lot more to give than most people are willing to accept.

Traveling increases our knowledge and widens our perspective. To view new customs, different ways of living is fantastic for the mind. It gives us a new perspective about life and especially our life, it can help us change some of our habits or even create new ones. When I travel I usually make it a point to try new food, some cultures don’t have fries in their diet and they are all skinny, others use spices to give taste and not oils or fats. Discovering different values and ways to get by in life is really interesting. You also need to visit exotic new places and discover what this wonderful world has to offer.