Since last two days, Bagmati Tipper Entrepreneurs Association is protesting the government move to stop illegal excavation of aggregate.

They have gathered over a hundred tipper trucks at Tinkune Park in Kathmandu to protest against the moratorium imposed on the supply of construction aggregate from the illegal mines.

We have gathered our trucks and tippers in protest against the government move that has stopped us from excavation, said secretary of the association Prem Lama, who claimed that the ban imposed on aggregate has also on created shortage of supply of construction material in the market.

The tipper trucks have also been lined up along roadside at Bhatapur and Banepa to show that government decision has forced them to remain idle.

Ban on illegal aggregate excavation, production and supply has come into effect since July 14 after the government fixed 14 mines for the excavation of aggregate.

Lama claimed that the ban has promoted black marketing of the construction aggregates as the consumers are forced to pay double the normal price.

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