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  • Kathmandu’s traffic police to take action against crowded buses

    Kathmandu, June 1 Traffic police have said they will take action against public vehicles that ferry passengers beyond their seat capacity. Organising a press conference in the Capital today, the Metropolitan Traffic Police Division said that it has hiked the fine of Rs 500 to Rs 1,000 for drivers who violate traffic rules. Vehicles carrying passengers more than their capacity will be slapped a fine of Rs 1,000. Likewise, the traffic police have decided to impose a fine of Rs...

    Indian aviation officials visiting Nepal to discuss new routes

    File image: A Nepal Airlines aircraft Kathmandu, May 31:  A group of Indian aviation officials is coming to Kathmandu in June so as to discuss possibilities of opening new air routes to and from Nepal. Currently, all international flights entering Nepal, except those coming from China and Bhutan, come to Kathmandu via Simara. Nepal has been demanding that India open more of such points including those near Nepalgunj, Dhangadhi, Bhairahawa, Janakpur and Biratnagar. Joint Secretary at the Ministry of...

    Hotels important for tourism sector’s development: Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, May 31: Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, has stressed on need for establishment of hotels that provide quality services and facilities for tourism sector’s development. Inaugurating the hotel ‘Nepali Ghar’ at the tourist hub of Thamel here on Wednesday, Minister Adhikari suggested the entrepreneurs to provide high – end facilities to its guests and show them the Nepali lifestyle and tradition. Noting tourism sector’s huge contribution in the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the...

    Messy road greets tourists

    May 29, 2018-The damaged road in the heart of Thamel in Kathmandu remains in a mess one month after it was dug to lay water pipeline. This area is Thamel’s tourist hub. Residents, businesspersons, tourist operators and tourists from Europe and Americas have complained the inconvenience caused by the damaged road. A month ago, the Melamchi Water Supply Project (MWSP) had dug the road in Narsingh Chowk and Ganesh Man Sing Path. They removed asphalt layered on top of...

    Saptakoshi River developing as hub for rafting adventure

    Biratnagar, May 29 Saptakoshi River has been developing as a hub for rafting adventure of late. Besides Saptakoshi, Arun, Tamor and Sunkoshi rivers have also been witnessing an increase in the number of visitors for rafting. The adventure sport is mainly operated during the winter season. According to businesspersons, rafting has been in operation in four routes including Laghuwaghat to Arun, Mulghat to Tamor, Harkapur to Sunkoshi and Baraha Kshetra to Chatara of Saptakoshi River. Suresh Basnet, operator of...

    Buddha Air to fly twice on the Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu sector weekly

    Kathmandu, May 28: Buddha Air announced Sunday  to start a twice weekly service on the Kathmandu-Varanasi-Kathmandu sector on June 29. The Airlines said that the flights would operate on Monday and Friday . Varanasi, also known as Banaras or Kashi, is located in Uttar Pradesh state in India. “We have been conducting charter flights on the sector. The scheduled flights are not only aimed at bringing Indian pilgrims to Nepal but also catering to Nepali visitors,” said Buddha Air’s Officials....

    Pre-feasibility study of Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu railway completes

    Nuwakot, May 28: A team of Chinese technicians has completed pre feasibility study of the Rasuwagadhi-Kathmandu railway. The team of Chinese technicians and also comprising Nepalis started the pre feasibility study from Kathmandu from May 20 and completed the study from Trishuli of Nuwakot to Kerung via Rasuwagadhi (Timure) of Rasuwa, said Senior Engineer at Department of Railways, Prakash Bhakta Upadhya. Also Information officer at the Department, Upadhyaya said that the team under leadership of Director General of the...

    Sanfebagar Airport witnesses successful test flight

    Kathmandu, May 25: A test flight was successfully conducted at Sanfebagar Airport in Accham that was closed for the past 13 years. A 19-seater aircraft of the Summit Air today completed its test flight at the airport. Its infrastructure development works including blacktopping of the runway had been completed recently. The Summit Air took off from Simikot of Humla at 10:30 am today safely landed in the airport. According to pilot AD Sherpa, the crew members encountered with no...

    Private sector will operate Gautam Buddha Airport: Minister Adhikari

    Kathmandu, May 24 :  Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Prasad Adhikari, has said that the private sector would bring the Gautam Buddha International Airport into operation after the completion of its construction task. Talking to media persons after carrying out monitoring of the under construction airport, Minister Adhikari said, “It cannot be made competitive if the airport was not handed over to private sector for operation of the airport.” He further said that he has already...

    Shree Airlines CRJ-200 conducts successful test flight at Rajbiraj airport

    Kathmandu, May 24: Shree Airlines’ 50-seater CRJ-200 successfully conducted its test flight to the newly renovated Rajbiraj airport. The test flight was conducted with the participation of Safety Department’s captain DR Niroula and pilots Prajwol Adhikari and Rajesh Shrestha. Ramekbal Mahato, project chief of Rajbiraj Airport  said a successful test flight from Shree has now paved the way to operate the airport regularly. The airfield which is 1,500 meters long and 30 meters wide has been constructed at the cost...

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