File image of Tribhuvan international airport. Image courtesy: Wikipedia

Nepal’s only international airport Tribhuvan is facing acute power shortage.

The revelation just days after the government came up with a major initiative to boost the tourism industry of the country.

As per reports, the airport’s management had recently issued a notice urging all the stakeholders to ensure that power being supplied to the airport was utilized in an optimum manner during the winter season.

According to the notification, excessive power consumption for trivial purposes at the airport was adversely affecting its communication, navigational aids and surveillance equipment needed for flight operation.

Moreover, the immigration, customs offices, airlines, shops and other stakeholders have been asked to regulate the use of heaters and air-conditioners.

It is to notify all offices, government bodies and shops at the airport to reduce daily power consumption. The TIA (Tribhuvan International Airport) management also requests stakeholders not to use heaters and air-conditioners unnecessarily,” the notice reads.

“Flight operational equipment at the airport are being affected due to power shortage at the airport. TIA urges all to cooperate to save power at the airport,” it further added.

It may be mentioned that a major problem of the airport had come to light just some days after the tourism department of Nepal launched ‘Visit Nepal 2020’, a programme which aims to project the country as a brand travel and vacationer destination.


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