Blacktopping of runways of 34 domestic airports completed
Among the 55 domestic airports currently operating in Nepal, the runways of 34 airports have been blacktopped.
According to the report unveiled by the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal on the occasion of its 21st anniversary, the blacktopping of the apron area (where the aircrafts are parked) and taxi areas (path connecting runways with apron) of small domestic airports in Doti, Saanfebagar, Dolpa, Lamidanda, Thamkharka have been carried out. On the other hand, blacktopping of airports in Baitadi, Bajhang, Ilam, Gulmi Resunga and Kalikot was underway. Similarly, the construction process of big helipads in Lukla and Simikot has entered the final phase, the report stated.
Likewise, among the big domestic airports, overlay of runways in Biratnagar, Chandragadhi, Janakpur, Bharatpur and Dhangadi airports have been completed, the report documented. These airports also saw the expansion of apron and taxi areas. At Nepalgunj airport, the overlay in the taxi area has been over.
“The CAAN has adopted the plan and policies to develop and expand the big domestic airports in a phase-wise manner,” said CAAN’s Director General Rajan Pokharel.