August 5, 2018 04:15 AM NPT
By: DB BUDHA
JUMLA, Aug 5: The air passengers in Jumla are in dismay after air service could not be regulated between Jumla and the province capital, Surkhet.
With the lack of such a service, air passengers are forced to travel to Nepalgunj in order to travel back to Surkhet. Locals of Jumla have expressed their aggression towards the province government for not being able to connect Jumla and Surkhet through an air route.
Laxman Shahi, a local from Jumla, said that it is very unfortunate that the air route has not been started even though the circumstances are convenient for the commencement of such flight route.
“With the inception of federalism, Surkhet was named the capital of the province,” Shahi said, “Now, the residents of Jumla are in dismay due to the lack of means of transportation.”
The entire Karnali Highway which connects Jumla to Surkhet is unusable due to heavy rainfall and landslides. Since the locals need to go to the province capital for various works, the only means of reaching Surkhet during monsoon is through air.