Lean season keeps casualties low in Bodh Gaya serial blasts

The casualty in the Bodh Gaya serial blast on Sunday, July 7 could have been higher had the incident taken place between October and May, which is the peak tourist season. 

During peak season, the Gaya international airport caters to an average daily 1500 passengers – both incoming and outbound – with four to five flights operating in a day.

It has international air connectivity with Sri Lanka, Myanmar, Thailand, Bhutan, Singapore and occasionally also with Japan, Vietnam and Korea. Besides, domestic flights also operate to New Delhi and Kolkata. This year, however, the tourist season ended in April and commercial flights had stopped operating since then.

Full report here Hindustan Times


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