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Bailey bridge constructed over Jayashree River in Gaidakot

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A new Bailey bridge has been constructed over the Jayashree River along the East-West Highway in Gaidakot of Nawalparasi. Vehicles have started plying over the new bridge after the installation was completed yesterday evening.

Western Regional Road Division Office, Butwal had installed the bridge within two weeks. The beidge equipment were purchased Pokhara and installed within of 13 days, according to a sub-engineer Bishnu Khanal of the office.

Although the bridge is operational, vehicles weighing more than 50 tons are not allowed over the bridge, said Khanal. “The bridge was damaged because of over-burden vehicles, so if we don’t give careful consideration with respect to the heaviness of vehicles, we are well on the way to face some major snags soon,” he clarified.

Vehicles were plying through a diversion over the river after the bridge was damaged in the first week of August.

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Plane lands at Balewa Airport first time in 16 years





PARBAT — An aircraft of the Tara Air landed at Balewa Airport for the first time in 16 years.

The private airline conducted the test flight from Pokhara with a Twin Otter aircraft having the call sign 9NKL.

The airline is preparing to operate regular flights from Pokhara to Balewa from coming March 23. The company said there seemed no problem in the airport to operate the regular flight.

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The twin otter with three crew members– pilot Santosh Shah, co-pilot Prabhat Ghimire and air hostess Sirjana Humagain –made its landing at the airport which was shut owing to lack of passengers.

The Baglung Municipality has agreed to bear the loss if the airline company failed to find passengers for regular flights.

Earlier, the Municipality promised to compensate if the loss in the operation of regular flights and, following the Municipality’s announcement, various airlines companies became ready to operate their services to Balewa.

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