Ahmedabad: Nepalese capital Kathmandu will
soon have airconnectivity with Indian cities of Varanasi,
Dehradun and Lucknow, Ambassador of Nepal to India, Rukma
Shumsher Rana said today.
Rana, who was speaking on the sidelines of a CII
organised, Trade and Investment Opportunities programme, said
the flight air connectivity from Kathmandu to Dehradun will
also be covering Badrinath shrine, which will help boost
tourism on religious circuit.
Previously, Nepal had limited air connectivity in
Indian, confined to Mumbai, Bangalore and New Delhi airport.
"Now the private airlines in Nepal are likely to start
operations at these airports and to begin with, we will soon
have flights to Varanasi, Dehradun and Lucknow", he said.
Rana, who was leading an eleven member delegation from
Nepal, was visitng the city to highlight trade and investment
opportunities back home.
"The air agreement signed between Nepal and India in the
recent past has opened access to 42 small airports for us," he
He identified Gujarat as the next tourist hub for Nepal,
considering the country is celebrating Nepal Tourism Year in
"The embassy will pursue the Government of Nepal to start
flights between Nepal and Ahmedabad, in order to boost
tourism", he said.
Rana also highlighted hydropwer generation, infrastructure
development, mineral exploration, fertiliser and health care
among the sectors in Nepal that promised huge investment
potential for outside investors.