Pokhara Airport; Alternate to TIA
Regional International Airport in Pokhara is under-construction. After the completion of the airport people can fly directly from other countries to Pokhara. It will be an alternative to Kathmandu’s Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) which is under strain due to heavy traffic.
Indeed, once completed Pokhara Airport will offer a real alternative to Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu with takeoffs to the Gulf, Western and many others countries. If all works out, tourists will be flown directly to Pokhara in a few years!
Locals from Pokhara did a lot of struggle for signing the paper for the construction of the airport
Furthermore, the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal and China CAMC Engineering Company Ltd. (CAMCE) signed the agreement for the construction of the airport.
The regional international airport will be constructed on 3,106 Ropani land appropriated in ward No.14, 15 and 18 in the sub metropolitan city of Pokhara. Similarly, the government acquired 3,106 ropanis of land at Chinedanda for PRIA 38 years ago and this year it plans to add 500 ropanis to the project as the new study suggests that it requires additional land. Furthermore, CAMCE will construct the runway, taxi-way, apron, international and domestic terminal buildings, air-traffic control tower, cargo terminal building and airport hangar and so on.
The runway will be around 2,500 meters long and 45 meters wide, which, according to CAMCE will be appropriate for landings and taking-offs of aircraft at the airport also long enough to accommodate Airbus 320 and Boing 757.
CAMCE says that the airport will be one of the most modern airports in Nepal. The total estimated cost is Rs 21 billion. Hence, this Airport can make great impact in overall Fly business in Nepal.
Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli lays foundation stone of the Pokhara International Airport.
Anukul Regmi | Pokhara | Photo: ekantipur | Duke Nepal Adventure