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Muglin-Narayangadh road section deadline extended

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CHITWAN — The deadline for the construction of Muglin-Narayangadh road section has been extended by three months.

The Department of Road on Wednesday approved the request of the construction company to extend the deadline.

According to, engineer of Narayangarh-Muglin Road Project Shiva Khana, the deadline for first section is till May 10 while the deadline for second section is May 20. Likewise, the third section has got the deadline of May 30, 2018.

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Khanal said that the construction companies were lobbying for extension of the construction deadline for another 1000 days citing they were not getting time to work for different reasons but extended only for maximum three months.

The construction company was awarded the construction work in April 2015 to complete the project in 24 months. However, the deadline was extended citing earthquake, India’s blockade and flooding for two consecutive years.

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TIA to operate services for 21 hrs daily from upcoming mid-May

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KATHMANDU — Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation Rabindra Adhikari has said that the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA), the only international airport in the country, would be operated for 21 hours daily.

In an interaction organized by the Nepal Tourism Infrastructure Development Council here in the Ministry on Tuesday, Minister Adhikari shared that the Ministry was preparing to operate the TIA for 21 hours daily from upcoming mid-May.

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He added that the move was targeted to lessen air traffic pressure as the TIA is facing acute air traffic pressure as of late.

He added that though he was planning to operate 24 hours services in the TIA, it takes time to this effect. He also shared that night flights currently available from Kathmandu to Dangadhi will be extended to Bhadrapur of Jhapa in the near future.

Experts in tourism and culture sectors suggested Minister Adhikari to adopt effective plans and programmes for the development of these sectors.

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