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NOC hikes fuel prices again

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KATHMANDU — Nepal Oil Corporation has hiked fuel prices effective from Tuesday.

The oil monopply has raised price of petrol, diesel and kerosene by one rupee per litre each and cokking gas by Rs 25 per cylinder. Likewise, NOC has increased aviation turbine fuel by three rupees per litre for domestic airlines and 50 dollars per kilolitre for international airlines.

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As per the revised rates, petrol will now cost Rs 102 per litre, while diesel and kerosene will cost Rs 79 per litre each. Cooking gas will cost Rs 1,375 per litre and aviation turbine fuel Rs 90 per litre.

NOC decided to increase fuel prices in line with the revised rates sent by IOC on Monday, it said.

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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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