Simikot Airport back in operation

Posted on by Biju Shrestha

Simikot airport which is the only transportation medium to people of Humla is back in operation after 5 days of closure. The airport had been closed due to heavy rainfall and snowfall from last Wednesday.

Chief district officer of Humla Madhav Prasad Dhungana notified about the re-operation of the airport.

Nepal Police, Nepalese Army and Armed Police Force had been working on to clear the snow of the airport. They had been working for last 3 days to clear the snow clogged at the airport.

The airport came into operation from 3 PM on Tuesday and the flight operated from 3:30 PM onward stated Dhungana.

After the only transportation of the remote area, Simikot airport was closed down, it created difficulties for patients and tourists in travelling.

The airport had been frequently closed this winter due to frequent snowfall.

Various other airports namely Talcha airport of Mugu, Khalanga Airport and Juphal Airport are also in verge of coming back into operation after various levels people and officials have been working on to bring the airport back in operation.

Simikot Airport is located at an elevation of 9,751 ft (2,971 m) above mean sea level. The airport possess a Single asphalt runway of a length of 650 meters aligned to 010 degrees and 280 degrees serving as one of the country’s busiest domestic airport these days.

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