Juphal airport reopens after long closure

DOLPA — Juphal Airport, the sole means of transportation in the mountainous district Dolpa which was closed for black topping, has resumed operation from Friday after eighty three days.

The airport remained closed for around three months as the upgradation work is underway. It started resuming flights, following the 90 percent completion of blacktopping of the runway, as per the Airport Upgradation Project Chief Bir Prasad Shahi.

The resumption of the airport on the eve of the Dhashain festival has brought cheers among the Dolpa locals who were facing a sort of blockade due to the suspension of air service.

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According to Shahi, flights were resumed bearing in mind the need for the convenience of people, and transportation of daily essentials when festivals are around the corner. The remaining upgradation work of the project will complete soon, the airport authority said