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Domestic airfare slashed

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KATHMANDU — Private domestic airlines operators have slashed domestic airfare with effect from Monday.

The Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) on Sunday decided to slash the fuel surcharge after Nepal Oil Corporation’s decision to reduce air tribune fuel (ATF) cost.

The airfare has gone down by a minimum of Rs 150 to the maximum of Rs 375. “We decided to reduce airfare after Nepal Oil Corporation (NOC) reduced the price of air turbine fuel (ATF),” AOAN Spokesperson Ghanshyam Acharya said.

NOC reduced ATF price by Rs 10 per liter effective from last Friday. The new airfare will be implemented from Monday.

NOC decreased aviation fuel price to domestic airlines by Rs 10 to Rs 99 per liter effective from Friday night.

Now, the fare from Kathmandu to Simara per passenger is Rs 2,650 and for Dhangadhi is Rs 10,605. The current fare for Simara from Kathmandu is Rs 2,765 and for Dhangadhi is Rs 10,990.

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1 killed, 2 injured in Dhading truck mishap

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DHADING — One person was killed while two other seriously injured when a truck fell from Hugdi Khola Bridge in Rorang-10, Benighat along the Prithvi Highway on Wednesday.

The truck (Na 5 Kha 1568) en-route to Chitwan from Kathmandu fell off the bridge to Hugdi Khola (river) on Wednesday afternoon.

The deceased has been identified as 23-year-old Sher Bahadur Magar,23, of Madhya Bindu Municipality-10, according to police. Magar died on the course of treatment at a Malekhu-based hospital, informed Area Police Office, Gajuri.

Those injured in the incident are Manoj Ale 25, of Arunkhola, Nawalparasi and Megh Bahadur Gharti of Sitakganga Municipality in Arghakhanchi district have been sent to Kathmandu for further medical treatment.

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