Simara Airport in Bara finally has been facilitated with a baggage scanner (x-ray machine).
The Machine was installed yesterday and was inaugurated in evening at 4 p.m. by Chief District Officer of Bara Mr. Bijay Raj Manandhar.
The airport authority has installed the X-RAY INSPECTION SYSTEM bought from Malaysia. As been reported by Ram Raut, Technical Officer at Simra Airport, there had never been any X-Ray scanner installed at the airport previously. He also mentioned that the security machine has been bought with a budget of about 5 million Nepali Rupees allocated by Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal.
5 individuals who include four police officers and Ram Raut had attended a training program conducted by CAAN regarding the use of the X-Ray scanning machine installed at the Simara Airport.
The checking job which previously needed four police officers now only need two personal for the completion; one for monitoring the screen and other to attach the stickers, Raut reported.
The newly installed X-Ray machine has made the job easier for the security personnel. The X-Ray Machine can detect both the metallic and hazardous more effectively in comparison to human hands, Raut added.
Simara Airport is the only airfield to connect Kathmandu with the Birjung, known as the gateway and commercial capital of the nation.
At present Buddha Air and Nepal Airlines conduct regular flight to Simara Airport.