Around 30 Paragliding Companies banned from operating

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Pokhara municipality has restricted around 30 Paragliding Companies from operating their business as they failed to renew their company.

Last week, the metropolitan had stated to halt the flight of the most companies as most of the companies were found not paying taxes. The companies had agreed to clear all the cost within a week and the service was resumed.

Yet, only 26 companies have renewed the company till the given ultimatum.

The companies were given due date till Tuesday and only 16 had renewed the company while a day was extended to renew the company and 10 other company registered the company along with tax payment.

Those companies that failed to register have been restricted from operation from Thursday.

Pokhara municipality had stated to halt the adventurous sport effective from last Wednesday stating the paragliding companies are yet to pay the taxes. Only 1 out of 56 companies was registered till last Wednesday.

The companies were allowed to resume the adventure sport as they agreed to pay tax of around 83,000 which they had not paid since 2072 BS during a meeting with the metropolitan officials, Air Sports organization and Nepal paragliding and hand-gliding association.

Now, those who failed to comply with the rule will not be allowed to make flight.

Around week back, series of paragliding incident occurred which led the Civil Aviation Authority (CAAN) and the metropolitan to ban on solo flight and numerous paragliding incidents at various time after illegal operation of companies and use of routes which are not permitted was stated to be the major source of incident.

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