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Buddha Air conducts successful Surkhet-Kathmandu test flight




SURKHET — Buddha Air has conducted successfully conducted a test frilght from Surkhet to Kathmandu on Wednesday. Surkhet is the capital of Karnali province.

A 47-seat aircraft with call sign 80 R 42 conducted direct Surkhet-Kathmandu test flight, said Chief of Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal, Surkhet, Binod Kumar Panta.

He said, “Although the aircraft conducted successful Surkhet-Kathmandu test flight, it is still to receive its report.”

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Senior officer Bidhya Shah said that the aircraft made the flight at 11:00 am from Surkhet. Shah said probably Surkhet-Kathmandu regular flight would begin from April 14.

Locals of Karnali province had demanded with provincial government for operation of Surkhet-Kathmandu flight.

Keeping the demand of Karnali province folks in mind, Chief Minister Mahendra Bahadur Shahi drew the attention of the federal government for the same as well as held meetings with private airlines companies.

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Public transport fares hiked by 10 per cent

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KATHMANDU — The government has hiked public transport fares by ten per cent effective from Sunday citing the recent increase in fuel prices.

The Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport took a decision to this effect following a discussion between government officials and transport entrepreneurs held at the ministry on Saturday.

The meeting held at the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport with federation representatives decided to hike fares, according to Department of Transport Management (DoTM) Spokesperson Gokarna Prasad Upadhyaya.

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With this, the annual Dashain pre-bookings, which had been stuck in a loop of fall-outs between the government and the protesting Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association, made headway from Saturday evening.

The meeting also decided to form a committee to review and report on systematic fare adjustment for public transport within two months.

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