CHITWAN: The expansion of physical infrastructure and equipment management has gained pace at Bharatpur Airport. Required equipment have been installed at the airport while infrastructural expansion works are also underway.

Pawan Kumar Gautam, Chief Civil Aviation Authority, Bharatpur, informed that Department of Communications and Aviation Assistance under the Civil Aviation Authority has purchased and sent the equipment that are used for luggage scanning as part of security check at the airport.

The new equipment costs Rs 9 million and will be installed at the airport within a week, he added.

The absence of luggage scanner for computer-based inspection at the airport has compelled the passengers to open up their baggage for security purposes.

Likewise, upgradation of the airport is also gaining speed.

Currently, Buddha, Yeti, and Simrik airlines are operating 10 airplanes on Bharatpur-Kathmandu route everyday.