KATHMANDU— The Nepal Airlines Corporation and Summit Air at the initiative of Minister of State for Tourism, Dhan Bahadur Budha, have started non-scheduled flights from today targeting the students returning to Dolpa.
The non-scheduled flights have been started viewing the air ticket problem facing by Dolpali students, perusing their education in Kathmandu, Pokhara, Nepalgunj and Surkhet as well as other places, while returning to their hometown during Dashain every year.
State Minister Budha’s Personal Secretary, Bhim Bahadur Budha, said, “Many of Dolpali students missed chance to celebrate Dashain with family after not getting air ticket to reach home in previous years. So arrangement of separate flights has been made for the students from this year.”
Arrangement has been made to operate five flights by Nepal Airlines Corporation while three by Summit Air for the same.
Although the NAC is scheduled to make three flights today, only two flights were operated while another flight was cancelled to due unfavourable atmosphere at Jufal airport, said Chief of Civil Aviation Authority, Nepalgunj, Premnath Thakur.
A student has to reach the office of the Nepal Airlines Corporation, Nepalgunj, and can get air ticket after submitting his/her student identity card.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.