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Posted on: 2013-04-03

Posted by: prasanna shrestha, Balkhu

The campaign for reserved seats for women and differently abled is not spread all over the place. I travel by local vehicles from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu every weekend and till date i am not aware about this legal provision campaign. Many times I have seen old ladies and women with child not being given seats in the local transport.Even the differently-abled people are not given concern and they face the utmost difficulties. The travelling of around one and half hour from Dhulikhel to Kathmandu becomes difficult for those groups. I think the provision of reservation is necessary and can turn out to be effective if people are truly made aware about it.The provision existed from long time back, but people were not obliged to it. The campaign of taking action against the ones breaching the law can absolutely help the targeted group one or the other way. It basically includes helping, showing respect and giving their rights.Different cases of harassment in the public transport can also be mitigated in considerable number if reserved seats are provided for women. Along with it, many problems rising related to women and differently-abled people in public transport can take a convenient solutions. I positively feel this campaign will help the concerned groups.

Posted on: 2013-04-01

Posted by: Padam Bahadur Chhetri

The government policy about the reservation of certain seats for women and disabled in any public Vehicles are highly appreciated but it is only writing paper of concerned authorities. Although, the awareness campaigns for the sake of those people oriented have started, it has not been implemented practically. Obviously, I have seen and known that as if they travel in short or long distant in public vehicles they see only notice and writing “women’s seat as well disabled seat” .But nobody leave it when they get on it. Drivers and conductors don’t care it. Instead of helping them ,they put more than the capacity of seats. Women and disabled people also don’t complain it .It is a burning problem for them. That’s why they are being ignored not only by staff and passengers but also by concerned authorities. A t this point, such real, practical and true reservations are essential because they are physically and mentally poor. Some women are with child, others are pregnant. Similarly some disabled persons are blind, one-legged etc. At this critical situation, they feel uneasy and difficult if they don’t get seats. T o sum up, the availability of seats in public vehicles should be managed for those people who are unable to stand up.The designation of campaign to increase public awareness of the issue for the sake of women and disabled people should be implemented practically. Facilities for women and disabled people should be as public oriented and spirited. Padam Chhetri Baksila 4 Khotang

Posted on: 2013-04-01

Posted by: N Nepal

I have seen the reserved seats marked on the wall above the seats. I think the reservation should good, but rules had to be revamped. Young women are as capable as we young men are; therefore we stand on the same boat and i don't think allocation is needed for those facet of group. But, women with child in her womb, or women carrying child, should be provisioned with such seats. When i was commuting to my home on a bagmati yatayat, i saw woman with a child in her hand was hurrying in the people-clogged bus. And, as a part of his ethic,the young man gave his seat to her. This quintessential definitely presents the allocations should be done for only those helpless person like disabled people, aged people, or helpless patients. And for others who are capable standing in the bus, they should be exempted from these kinds of provisions, no matter which gender they belong to.

Posted on: 2013-03-31

Posted by: Nirmal Khatri

Being true, reservation in any sector makes people lazy and selfish. Here in-terms of seats in the vehicles for women, such reserved seat if we place, it forms such knowledge and perception that a man always perceive her as a weak and feeble character. why to reserve when we say both men and women are equal and how the reservation comes here? why people talk one and do other. it makes human inhuman,

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The existing legal provision requires transporters to reserve seats for women and the differently-abled. The authorities concerned have also started an awareness campaign along with taking action against those breach the provision. Have you felt this campaign has helped the groups concerned? Share instances you’ve experienced. Do you think such reservations are necessary? Explain.