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June 18, 2020

World’s highest bungee bridge gets operated

Parvat: Two tourist destinations of Parvat have come into operation after three months.

Constructed on cable car model, Nepal’s only one bridge -Kusma-Balewa and the highest bungee bridge for the trekkers has come into operation regularly. These bridges were closed due to the lock down following Covid-19 pandemic.

The chairman of Kusma-Balewa bridge Hom Narayan Shrestha said since the lock down has been eased somewhat and trekkers can move with social distance, the bridge route  and bungee bridge have been operated for the trekkers and tourists in the district.

He also said that use of mask and sanitizer will be made compulsory for the travelers in a limited numbers a day. Hundreds of travelers used to trek through this route previously.

The world’s highest bungee bridge for daring sports that has come into operation from Thursday will be used by paying Rs 120 by each individual. This bungee bridge is perhaps the only one bridge which can be used by paying fee for the domestic as well as foreign trekkers and bungee players.

One can not stop in the middle of the bridge is the rule for the pedestrians. The Kusma-Balewa bridge route is built above Kaligandaki river with 535 meters in length and 245 meters height.

However, the world’s second highest bungee jump bridge located on the same route will not come into operation this time said the officials.

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