Public Private Dialogue on Formalizing Informal Markets

The first Public private dialogue on the issue of street vending was organized by Bikalpa as a part of their research effort titled Reforming Market Series. The program was held on 18th of June 2018 at the Biratnagar Metropolitan office hall. The participants consisted of stakeholders from waste management committee, officials from the metropolitan tax […]

Research on Liberating Local Enterprises: Deregulating E-Rickshaw Industry in Biratnagar

Ever since their introduction, three wheeled electric tempos or rickshaws have overtaken other modes of transportation as the chief mode of urban transport in many developing nations like Nepal. These electric vehicles, also popularly known as e-rickshaw, City Safari, or City rickshaw, have now become the chief paratransit vehicle in the city of Biratnagar with […]

Violation of Private Property Rights in Biratnagar

Since last two and half years Sub-Municipality of Biratnagar has started a road expansion project that demolished hundreds of road side houses that covers most of the roads of the city including market place. Most of the houses are built legally on private properties. But the local government started demolishing the houses without carrying out […]

How Bikalpa Effort Facilitate to Stop the On-going Protest of E-Rickshaw Driver’s in Biratnagar?

On August 7, 2016, the e-rickshaw drivers of Biratnagar were protesting against the local authorities for stopping them to ply on the highway. The director of Bikalpa, Basanta Adhikari incidentally was returning via Biratnagar Airport when the e-rickshaw he was travelling in was stopped by a bunch of fellow e-rickshaw drivers who then ordered their […]

Research on City Rickshaw Barrier to Entry

E-Rickshaw or city-rickshaw or city-safari as they are popularly known are one of the latest entry in the transport system of Nepal. Flexible, environmental friendly and affordable, these e-vehicles have been providing the answer to the connectivity issue mostly in flat terrain areas of Nepal. In these cities, the numbers of registered city-rickshaws is based […]

Banda in Nepal

Nepal is one of the poorest nation in the planet facing lot of problems with political instability, lack of rule of law and good governance. Since a decade, Nepal is continuously facing a challenge of Nepal Banda (shutdown/Strikes) which is hurting the livelihood of common people. With the objective of analyzing banda and its effect on common […]