Passengers of Jumla agitated due to unavailability of direct Jumla-Surkhet flights

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Passengers of Jumla still are bound to follow long air route to travel to the province capital as the district remains disconnected. There is no direct flight from Jumla to its province capital, Surkhet.

Locals of Jumla and air passengers travelling in the route has expressed antagonism towards provincial government for not being able to connect the capital with their district though the condition to operate in the route are suitable.

Currently, Air passengers have to travel first to Nepalgunj to travel back to Surkhet.

Although Jumla is connected to the capital with roadways via Karnali Highway, it is of no use during monsoon due to heavy rainfall and frequent landslides. And people who need to travel to Surkhet have to use air route to travel.

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