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NAC operates Meghauli flight 3 times a week

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CHITWAN — The national flag carrier, Nepal Airlines Corporation (NAC) has started its operation to Meghauli Airport in Chitwan three days a week — Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays– from November 29 with swelling numbers of high-end visitors to the popular safari destination.

The airport had been out of operation for more than 4 years. The carrier currently operates charter flights to the jungle airstrip.

The flight departs from Kathmandu at 1 pm. The airline has set one-way fare for the 40-minute flight at Rs3,165 whereas it cost $99 for the foreign nationals, according to the corporation.

The Airport in Chitwan, which had been carved out of the jungle for the hunting trip of Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip in 1961, was brought back operational in April last year under the initiative of CG Hotels and Resorts that owns the luxury Taj Safari Resort Meghauli Serai.

The regular flights to Meghauli will facilitate tourist intending to visit hotels and resorts at Meghauli, Jagatpur, and Patihani.

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Civil service employees disagree ordinance

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RUPANDEHI- The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) Province-5 has expressed discontent on the employees’ adjustment ordinance brought out by the government.

Noting that the employees’ adjustment ordinance was introduced against the common understanding of the employees, the committee on Monday submitted a 12-point memorandum to the federal government through Province-5 Chief Minister and Office of Council of Ministers.

It may be noted that a 22-point common concept was submitted to the government through Chief Secretary of the federal government after holding discussions among national level trade unions of civil service. The discussion was coordinated by the authentic trade union of civil service employees.

The committee has expressed disagreement on the issuance of employees adjustment ordinance-2018 against the share concerns against the shared concept of the employees.

The Nepal Civil Service Employees Union (Association) has been insisting on the government to adjust employees as per the Adjustment Act-2074 and immediately enforce the voluntary retirement plan as per the Clause 13 of the Act.

A team headed by Association Province-5 Chairperson Madan Gautam had submitted the memorandum to Secretary of Chief Minister and Council of Minister, Basanta Adhikari.

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