Friday, September 21, 2018

Tribhuvan International Airport runway dangerous : Jolly

A senior Indian leader has showed a serious concern for sorry state of the only international airport in Nepal.
Senior BJP leader Vijay Jolly in a urgent communication to Prime Minister KP Sharma 'Oli' has stated that the present Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) runway in Kathmandu, is in poor condition.
The TIA is dangerous and needs immediate re-construction he said in his communication from New Delhi to the Nepal government. The 10,007 feet and 3,050 meter length, only international airport's runway was inaugurated by King Mahendra in 1955. "And it has not been re-constructed during the past 63 years," Jolly said, adding that the tragic crash of US-Bangla Airline plane which resulted in the loss of 49 precious human life's along with the skidding of a Turkish Airline flight TK-726 over shooting the runway should have being a eye opener for Civil Aviation Authorities of Nepal (CAAN).
A Public Sector Innovator Er Dipendra Kandel today met senior BJP leader Vijay Jolly in New Delhi and shared his concerns and worst experiences while on flight WT-337 from Muscat to Kathmandu on August 8. The plane was delayed in the air from landing at TIA, due to runway maintenance issues but the airport communication staff misled the plane captain with fake weather conditions alleged Kandel. 
Dipendra Kandel – writing a letter to tourism minister Rabindra Adhikari – on August 13c had made a similar demand and the government had publically committed to re-construct the TIA runway only after February 28, 2019.
Jolly has termed this as unacceptable and dangerous for all the international airlines and their planes, flying in, landing and taking off from Kathmandu. "The need of the hour is to avoid any technical emergency resulting in further loss of precious human lifves,"  Jolly added.

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