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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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DPM Pokharel gets responsibility of Officiating PM

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KATHMANDU — Ahead of his visit to the People’s Republic of China, Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given the responsibility of the Officiating PM to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence Ishwar Pokharel.

PM Oli, who is also the chairman of Nepal Communist Party (CPN), is leaving here for China today.

Similarly, Oli has appointed party’s senior leader Madhav Kumar Nepal as the officiating chairman of CPN, according to CPN central committee member Bishnu Rijal. Currently, another chairman of CPN Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’ is out of the country.

Likewise, deputy parliamentary party leader of CPN Subas Chandra Nembang has got the responsibility of officiating parliamentary party leader in the absence of parliamentary party leader and PM Oli.

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