The Civil Aviation Authority of Nepal (CAAN) and the Airports Authority of India have jointly applied with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), the international regulatory body for aviation sector, to make working procedure and airpath for cross-border entry points through Bhairahawa and Janakpur, according to Director General of CAAN Sanjeev Gautam.
Planes coming from New Delhi and further west will reach Kathmandu more easily and in a shorter time once they get to enter Nepal through Bhirahawa, as planes can currently enter Nepal from India only through Simara. The Bhairahawa route will be easier also for the international airports at Pokhara and Nijgadh once they come into operation.
India had agreed in principle to provide additional entry routes for airplanes to Nepal through Biratnagar, Janakpur, Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar apart from Birgunj on June 16, 2018. But India, before applying with ICAO, has said had Biratnagar, Nepalgunj and Mahendranagar cannot be included now.