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    Default All Pokhara flights to be cancelled on Thursday(23/Aug/2012)

    All Pokhara flights to be cancelled on Thursday
    eKantipur.com

    KASKI, AUG 21 - All the flights in and out from Pokhara Airport will be cancelled on Thursday to pile pressue upon the government for the construction of proposed regional international airport in Pokhara. The airport construction stakeholders' committee called for the strike.

    Airlines Operators Association of Nepal (AOAN) has also supported the strike citing solidarity to create a favorable environment to construct the airport.

    Passengers of Yeti Airlines, Buddha Air, Guna Air and Tara Air would be affected by the strike. “The people of Pokhara have collaborated for the construction of the international airport. We are trying to accommodate the passengers, being affected from the strike,” said Ram Lamichhane, Chief of Yeti Airlines in Pokhara.

    Moreover, Pokhara Chief of Buddha Air, Gautam Baral, said that Buddha Air transports around 470 passengers everyday to and from Pokhara. He said that the strike would cost millions of rupees for the airlines. However, he said that they have no choice but to go on with the strike as it is the concern of all the people in Pokhara.

    The much-talked about airport project has mired in controversy after the lowest bid was 85.5 percent higher than the government’s estimated cost. Locals have alleged that the Civil Aviation Authority Nepal (CAAN) was delaying the construction on purpose by citing the higher project cost as the reason.

    The CAAN is of the view that the project, which has been in limbo since 1975, should be developed in line with the country’s requirement and financial capability.

    http://www.ekantipur.com/2012/08/21/...ay/359087.html

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    Build one. It's a good idea. But it would be cheaper to improve all the roads connecting Pokhara.

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    Hi Net!
    The Best Option is to Hire a private car or Jeep. They are more comfortable but quit expensive. A car cost you 50$ a day for Kathmandu. Out of valley will be more expensive depends on the destination. for Eg. Pokhara would cost you 150$.
    Good Luck

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    You could use the Greenline bus - I have used it several times and found it to be quite comfortable.

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    "Tourist" buses are fine, cost around $15. Private car of jeep is not much faster, as the traffic congestion at the pass leading to Kathmandu, and the traffic jams in the city are the bottlenecks. I have never even considered a private car for these trips. Even taking a plane is cheaper (if traveling alone).

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    Quote Originally Posted by guide4trek View Post
    Hi Net!
    The Best Option is to Hire a private car or Jeep. They are more comfortable but quit expensive. A car cost you 50$ a day for Kathmandu. Out of valley will be more expensive depends on the destination. for Eg. Pokhara would cost you 150$.
    Good Luck
    Would that be for the whole day?

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    Quote Originally Posted by Suginami View Post
    Build one. It's a good idea. But it would be cheaper to improve all the roads connecting Pokhara.
    I have to agree. I've seen those roads and it was really a rough ride.

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    Default Re: Public Transport in Nepal

    Quote Originally Posted by Hot_gabby View Post
    Would that be for the whole day?
    Yes its for whole day!

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