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  • 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...

    Nepalgunj Airport shuts operation of hilly chartered flights

    Nepalgunj, May 24 The operation of chartered flights from Nepalgunj to hilly areas of provinces 5,6, and 7 has been closed from Thursday. Chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal’s Nepalgunj office, Pratap Babu Tiwari, informed that the operation was shut after private airlines started charging passengers excessive prices, much more than the set amount. The private companies have been charging more than double the set airfare, he said. Meanwhile, the CAAN also fixed new airfare for the region....

    Private sector will operate Bhairahawa international airport

    Butwal, May 23 Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari says the government is thinking of handing over the responsibility of managing and operating the Gautam Buddha International Airport in Bhairahawa of Rupandehi district to the private sector. The second international airport of the country is currently under construction near Lumbini, the birth place of Lord Buddha. The government wants to use it as an alternative to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport. Minister Adhikari says the government will...

    Gautam Buddha Airport to operate in a year

    Kathmandu, May 22: The government has announced to bring the Gautam International Airport into operation by completing the ongoing construction works within a year. In the government policy and programme unveiled by President Bidya Devi Bhandari in the joint meeting of the Houses today, commitment has been made to bring the airport into operation by the end of the fiscal year. So far, 40 per cent of the construction work of the airport has been completed. According to the...

    NAC Kathmandu-Bhojpur flights suspended for 15 days

    Bhojpur, May 22: National flag carrier Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has decided to halt its Bhojpur-Kathmandu flights for the next 15 days beginning from today. The decision follows the necessity to repair its both Twin Otters, as stated by NAC Bhojpur Office Chief Narayan Puri. The (temporary) closure of the NAC services from the center to the eastern hilly district in province 1 is to cause inconveniences to the Bhojpur folks. Patients and aged people are likely to be...

    A touch of French gastronomy

    Kathmandu,May 21:The history of French gastronomy goes back centuries to the Gauls, who developed the art de vivre of eating and drinking well. With time the rest of the world slowly started to take inspiration from the French and designed their dishes accordingly. But there is something about French cuisine that others don’t have. It has a balance that not many cuisines can offer. It might not be as fulfilling as dal-bhat or a bowl of Chinese noodles, but the flavours it...

    TIA to operate 21 hours a day from tomorrow

    Kathmandu, May 20 : The government is set to open Tribhuvan International Airport, the only international airport of the country, 21 hours a day from Monday. The operation period is from 6:00 am to 3:00 am. This aims to manage and facilitate passengers, make international flights more effective and minimise problems like obstruction due to minor general plane accidents and the obligation to hold aeroplanes in the air for long due to various reasons, said a government official talking...

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