KANCHANPUR, March 19: An 'Aircraft Museum' has come into operation at Mahendranagar in Kanchanpur. The Aircraft Museum has come into operation with an investment of Rs 15 million with the aim of supporting tourism development.
Captain Bed Upreti mentioned that the museum has come into operation as a new tourist destination and said that photographs of the major tourist spots of Far Western Nepal will be kept in the museum. The museum, which was opened nine years ago in Dhangadhi, was relocated to Mahendranagar due to lack of land.
"An aircraft museum has been built by bringing Cosmic Air's Fokker 100 jet," said Upreti, adding, "100 people will be able to observe it at one time and also get information about the cockpit and flight of the plane."
'Captain Upreti Trust' has constructed a helicopter, a statue of Siddha Baba and a swimming pool along with an aircraft museum in Mahendranagar. He expressed hope that the museum will help establish the Far Western region as an attractive destination for tourists. He added that the recorded dialogue of the pilot and the tower can also be heard in the cockpit of the museum. An entry fee of Rs 100 per person and Rs 50 for students has been fixed for the museum.