The blacktopping project for Thamkharka airport which is located in Khotang district had started since 2 years ago but the progress has been slow. According to the field supervisor Dan Bahadur Shrestha, only 35 % of the work has been completed till now.
Rauta Construction Company had taken the responsibility of blacktopping from Magh of 2073 and has to complete it at the end of Ashar 2075 B.S. Only 15 workers are currently working in the project.
The locals have said that due to the negligence of the contractor the progress has been slow.
According the representative of member Bishal Battarai they have put pressure on the contractor to complete the blacktopping as soon as possible.
The airport has been closed since 9 months after stones and gravels were overlaid on the runway for blacktopping.
After the completion, the people living in the southern region the district as well as of Bhojpur will have access to air service again. If the air service is regular, it will be easier for people to travel Kathmandu and different places of Terai.