Monsoon rainfall drains Janakpur Airport
21 July, 2016
As monsoon strikes the major parts of country Nepal, a lot of rainfalls have been seen by the airports of Nepal too. Janakpur Airport in the Mithila region of South Eastern part of country drains under a couple of feet of rainfall water after the continuous rainfall reached an index of 118.2mm today.
Passengers with shoes on their hands was really a bizarre sight spotted at Janakpur Airport. With shoes on hands and their and baggage carried roughly passengers were escaping from the rainfall before boarding the aircraft. Might sound funny but this is a real dark side of aviation industry of Nepal where major domestic airports are lagging behind because of this kind of circumstances that could be avoided if a better attention had been provided.
While aviation of Nepal is struggling through a very narrow path squeezing through a lot of obstacles seems like nature is hitting it hard as always. A lot of domestic airports of Nepal are still under shadow with no proper management and no appropriate physical infrastructure because of which most of the people generally imagine Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu when they think about an airport. A lot of problem striking the operations of these domestic airport of Nepal is not uncommon.
These airports that serves hundreds of passengers a day are lacking even basic facilities and is very poor even below the standard of an airport. The rainfall today covered the parking bay, taxiway and ramp of the airport. Passengers had no way of avoiding the accumulated water besides walking through it with shoes and baggage on their hands before boarding their flight taking them to their destination.