Kathmandu, 9 April, 2015:Â The Nepal Tourism Board in coordination with the Himalayan Rescue Association, Tourist PoliceÂ andÂ Nepal Tourist Vehicle Association arranged shuttle bus service for the national and international air passengers from the airport to various hotels and vice versa due to the general strike called by UCPNM and 29 other political parties.Â It started operating since 6 am in the morning Shuttle in three different routes covering almost all areas where tourists stay.
Â Route 1Â Â Â was from Airport -NAC -Newroad -New Road-Hotel Annapurna -Hotel Yak & Yeti-Thamel Chowk -Lainchour Chowk- Hotel Shanker Hotel- Airport. Likewise Route 2 was fromAirport â€“Hotel Shangrila-Narayan Gopal Chowk-Maharajgunj Chowk-Hyatt Regency -Chabahil Chowk -Hotel Dwarika- Airport and Route 3Â Â was fromAirport- Tinkune Chowk -Hotel Everest- Maitighar Chowk- Hotel HimalayaÂ – St. Xavierâ€™s School-Hotel Soaltee- Hotel Grand â€“ Airport
Many Nepali passengers and foreign touristsÂ traveling in and out of Tribhuvan International Airport benefited from this service. The Nepal Tourism Board has been operating this service since its inception.Â Such types of service is really useful in especially in Nepal where frequently Bandhas takes places. So more Shuttle services are expected to operate to help national and international passengers.
By: Sangita Tiwari