Sajha begins airport shuttle service

Kathmandu, November 17:

Taking into consideration the inconveniences faced by the disabled, senior

citizens and patients, the Sajha Yatayat has launched a shuttle service on the Tribhuvan International Airport premises.

Two-seater microbuses of Sajha Yatayat today ferried the passengers between the Airport gate and the Golden gate at a cost of Rs 10 per passenger.

Prior to the launch of the Airport Shuttle Service, people were facing difficulties because vehicles not registered at the airport were not allowed to ferry passengers to and from

the airport.Noting that taxis were charging as much as Rs 100 for taking the passengers from the entrance to the airport, the traffic chief of the Sajha Yatayat, Shambhu KC, said the service will benefit the people.

Stating that the shuttle service will be run on an experimental basis for a week, he said: “An agreement will be signed between the Sajha Yatayat and the Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) later.”

KC added the Sajha Yatayat is preparing to resume the airport downtown service within a week. Some 22-seater deluxe Sajha minibuses will ferry passengers from the airport premises to various parts of the city and vice-versa. “The service will cost Rs 60 per passenger,” KC added.

The downtown service had come to a halt with the closure of the Sajha some five years ago. “We will resume the same service once again,” he added.