NTB operating bus service during bandh

The Nepal Tourism Board (NTB) has said that it has arranged bus service for tourists and other passengers arriving at and departing from Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) for the period of the general strike.

Talking to Nepalnews on Thursday, spokesperson of the NTB, Aditya Baral, said that a help desk has been set up at the TIA to receive the passengers. They would be escorted to their destinations through three different routes.Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.us

Three shuttle buses of NTB and four buses of Sajha Yatayat have been arranged for the service. The frequency of buses traveling through these routes has been increased from the last time out.

Baral said that the service would be available from 6 a.m. until the last flight takes off from the TIA. "The help desk would arrange for passes to the passengers if flights arrived after curfew was imposed in the night.," he said.

He added that there would not be much problem as a few private taxis are also providing services from the airport.

The three routes through which the NTB buses are operating are:

  • Airport-RNAC-Newroad-Hotel Annapurna-Thamel Chowk -Lainchour Chowk-Hotel Shanker-Hotel-Ambassador –Airport
  • Airport -Hotel Radisson-Hotel Shangrila-Narayan Gopal Chowk(Maharajganj Chowk)-Hyatt Regency-Chabahil Chowk-Hotel Dwarika-Airport
  • Airport-Tinkune Chowk-Hotel Everest-Maitighar Chowk-Hotel Himalaya- Jawlakhel-Airport
  • NTB has asked concerned persons to contact its Media Center at 4225709 or Tourist Police at 4247041, if they need further information.

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