Prime Minister stuck in Kathmandu transit


Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, who was returning home from New Delhi from Druk Air, was stuck in Kathmandu due to bad weather conditions in Paro Airport, Wednesday.

PM Tobgay with Nepalese officials in Gaushala, Kathmandu (Picture courtesy: PM's Facebook)
PM Tobgay with Nepalese officials in Gaushala, Kathmandu
(Picture courtesy: PM’s Facebook)

The Druk Air’s plane carrying the government head, and other passengers landed in Kathmandu at 2 pm.

According to Nepalese immigration officials, PM Tobgay left the Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA) at 4 pm after the Druk Air informed all passengers of “uncertain flight’s delay due to bad weathers”.

PM Tobgay, who is likely to fly home Thursday morning after spending a night in Hotel Soalti Crown Plaza, also visited the Pashupatinath and Maha Bouddha on Wednesday.

Updating his Facebook status from Kathmandu, he wrote : “An unscheduled stopover in Kathmandu, due to the poor weather condition in Paro, allowed me to rush to the Pashupatinath temple complex to offer prayers and worship. The member-secretary and treasure of the temple trust were very kind (and patient) to show me around the very sacred area.”

TIA has been serving a transit for the Bhutanese flag-carrier, connecting Paro and Indian capital, New Delhi.

Tobgay was in New Delhi since May 25 where he attended the grand swearing-in ceremony of Indian Prime Minister, Narendra Modi.