•      Thu Sep 28 2023

Flights disrupted in Karnali since two days

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Karnali province (file photo)

Karnali, Aug 24: Flights have been affected in Karnali since the last two days due to bad weather. The flights have been disrupted as it has been raining continuously.

Flights could not take place to and from Juphal airport in Dolpa, Simkot airport in Humla and Talcha airport in Mugu due to the incessant rainfall.

Rajendra Thakulla, an engineer with the Thulibheri Municipality, Dolpa, said he is stranded in Nepalgunj due to the disruption of flight. “It has been two days waiting for the flight to operate. I have not been able to fly to Dolpa due to the bad weather. There is also problem travelling by road,” he lamented.

Most of the people in these remote mountainous districts of the Karnali province rely on flights as most of the roads are damaged due to flood and landslide during the monsoon. They are affected as the flights also could not operate due to unfavourable weather.

Although Dolpa is linked by roadway, there is still problem travelling by road in the rainy season. Road travel has become risky as the water level in rivers and streams has increased. Humla is not yet linked by road.