Thick fog disrupts flights to and from Nepalgunj

15th Nov, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

BANKE, Nov 15: The morning flights to and from Ranjha Airport, Nepalgunj could not take place today due to poor visibility following the fog in the region. Entire flights to and from Nepalgunj for this morning could not happen due to fog, said Rabina Pandey, Chief of Field Office of Department of Hydrology and Meteorology.

Pandey shared that the visibility in Banke district this morning remained only upto 50 metres. The visibility for small aircrafts should be from 1,600 metres to 2,000 metres while the visibility for large-scale planes is expected to be above 2,000 metres. Despite progress in weather, the entire sky is not clear so far and such a situation is likely to continue for some more days, Pandey said. In the morning hours, planes leave for Dolpa, Humla, Mugu and Kathmandu from Ranjha Airport.