Nepal's capital is suffering acute fuel shortages because the state-owned oil company says it cannot afford to import more fuel from India.
The Nepal Oil Corporation says price rises in the wake of the Libya crisis have meant it is making a loss on the sale of petrol, diesel and kerosene.
The energy crisis has left Kathmandu at the mercy of rolling 14-hour power cuts every day.
While tolerant, some residents are starting to lose patience.
Al Jazeera's Subina Shrestha reports from the country's capital.