Helicopter mobilized to douse forest fire in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park

Helicopter mobilized to douse forest fire in Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park


KATHMANDU: A helicopter has been mobilized to control the forest fire occurred in the Shivapuri Nagarjun National Park area in Kathmandu on Sunday noon. The fire that started at 11 morning was put out by the helicopter on the evening.

A bucket with a capacity to carry 1,000 litre of water is fixed in the helicopter to extinguish the forest fire in the site, according to Anil Pokharel, the Chief Executive Officer of the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Authority.

Earlier, 200 people including the locals and security personnel from the Nepali Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, Nepal and concerned authorities were deployed to control the fire, but to no avail. 

The helicopter has been using the water from the pond made to filter the water of the Melamchi Drinking Water Project at Sundarijal.