Capacity of TIA to be increased by 50% within a year

14th Aug, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: The capacity of Tribhuvan International Airport is to be increased by 50% within a year. The Minister of Culture, Tourism, and Civil Aviation, Rabindra Adhikari, addressed the House of Representatives on Monday informing about various works to increase the capacity of the airport including developing the terminal building, subway, and the taxi way.

Minister Adhikari informed about the cracking of the southern part of the runway and said that plans are already in place to fix the issue permanently. Starting on 2019, the runway will be closed for 8 hours daily for 4 months and improvement works will take place. He informed that preparations are also underway so that flights will not be disrupted during that time, including operating the TIA for 24 hours and appointing a fast work crew for fixing the runway. 4 international construction companies have already passed the approval for constructing the runway and the taxiway so that work can begin on schedule.

Minister Adhikari also informed that the 21-hour schedule of the TIA has been successful and effective so far. The air traffic management, slot management, and effective appointment of technical manpower has decreased air traffic congestion significantly.