CHITWAN, March 11: The Bharatpur airport is expanding and adding new equipment.
Pawan Kumar Gautam, Chief, Civil Aviation Authority, Bharatpur, informed that Department of Communications and Aviation Assistance under the Civil Aviation Authority has purchased and sent the equipment used for luggage scanning as part of security check.
The new equipment costs Rs 9 million, Gautam shared. The equipment would be installed at the airport within a week, he added.
In absence of luggage scanner for computer-based inspection at the airport, there was a compulsion for passengers to show up their baggage.
Likewise, the airport is also getting a facelift. The runway is being upgraded and the parking space is also being expanded. Every day, Buddha Airlines, Yeti Airlines and Simrik Air operate 10 flights each on Bharatpur-Kathmandu route.