Kathmandu, Dec 21: Nepal continued to be paralysed as the Maoists enforced shutdown in Kathmandu and other major towns as part of its three-day anti-government protests.
Buses and cars remained off the roads, main shopping complexes and market areas had shutters down and schools and colleges were closed.
Most of the factories and business establishments were closed. However, some business establishments, banks and government offices remained open.
The tourists suffered most from the bandh, as they travelled to the Tribhuvan International Airport carrying heavy baggage either on rickshaws or by themselves.
The situation remained calm and quite in the capital. "It is total exhausting to observe the shut down for two straight days," said a pedestrian.
On Sunday, Dec 20, at least 24 people were injured when Maoists clashed with security forces. The police rounded up some 10 Maoists cadres who were forcing the people to close down shops.