Doti, Jan. 31 ,, Despite nearly one year delay in starting the blacktop works of the Dipayal Airport, the task has grasped rapid speed lately. The construction company, Sapana JV Construction Company, said that the development of the runway is in the final stage.
According to the company, development of drainage and the task of fencing around the airport were already completed adding that only the job of blacktop is left to do. The company has also promised to finish the task of blacktop within a month. The construction company was awarded the project in Rs 60 million to carry out the recent works of maintenance.
Ward Chairman of Dipayal Silgadhi Municipality-2 Rajendra Khadka said that the construction works should have been completed earlier but the local residents are elated with the recent progress though it was delayed. Flight at Dipayal airport has not taken place for nearly one and a half decades due to the sorry state of the physical infrastructure of the airport.
With the recent progress, the locals and business community are elated hoping for more services and business promotion.
General Secretary of Doti Chamber of Commerce and Industries Dipak Bahadur Khadka said that service resumption in the airport would result in improved connectivity to the people from other hilly districts of far west while expecting boost up in the region’s tourism business.