TIA restricts flights

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 17, 2017-

The Tribhuvan International Airport has declared a 35-minute flight restriction between 10:30am and 11:05am on Monday for the security of the outgoing President. The airport authority has issued a “notice to airmen” regarding the VVIP movement. TIA Spokesman Prem Nath Thakur said the flight curbs would affect Lukla and mountain flights. “However, it will not affect international airlines much.”

Lukla has lately been recording more than 60 flights daily, in the midst of the trekking and mountaineering season.

Holidays on Monday, Saturday

The government has announced public holidays on April 17 and April 22 on the starting and closing days of the President’s visit. A Cabinet meeting took the decision on Sunday even as the head of state had advised the government not to declare holidays for her visit.

The government’s decision was greeted with outrage on the social media sites. CPN-UML lawmaker Rabindra Adhikari tweeted that announcing the holidays was not an honour. “The holidays are not going to help anyone.” (PR)

Published: 17-04-2017 07:35

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