Kathmandu airport’s runway briefly shut for ‘maintenance’

File: The runway of Tribhuvan International Airport

Kathmandu, August 3

The Tribhuvan International Airport says it has briefly barred aircraft from taking off and landing at its runway for the runway has to be immediately repaired on Friday.

The runway was shut after its blacktopping got damaged, creating problems in the operation. Now, the runway of the only international airport of the country is being blacktopped again.

The runway has been shut from 11:10 am today and it will take some more time to resume the facility, according to the TIA administration.

Currently, around half down aircraft are held in the sky whereas many more are awaiting to take off.

Hundreds of passengers have been affected due to the halt.

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