Everest expedition to Derbyshire

We recently welcomed a special visitor from the top of the world when a member of the Rotary Club of Mount Everest, Nugal Vaidya spent a day exploring trent barton land.


Pictured during a tour of the trent barton network are (from left to right): Michael Perry, President of the Rotary Club of Ilkeston, Nugal Vaidya and trent barton manager Barry Allitt.

He was one of five Nepalese Rotarians visiting the UK as part of the Rotary Club of Ilkeston’s Group Study Exchange scheme.

They are studying different aspects of their chosen occupation and Nugal was keen to learn about public-private partnerships working to set up bus terminals and transport networks.

After meeting our staff at our Heanor base, he was taken on a tour of bus stations in Nottingham and Derby for an insight into day-to-day operations.

Barry Allitt, who accompanied him during the visit, commented: “We were delighted to welcome Nugal to the area, and to show him how we’re working with the public sector to provide vital transport links in the communities we serve.

“It was also interesting to hear about the challenges of developing a transport infrastructure in one of the world’s most spectacular environments.”

Nugal, who lives in Kathmandu, said he thought the visit to the area was helpful as the infrastructure in his home town is like that of the UK during the 1930s. Now his country is looking to make some radical changes and he says he’s taking some good ideas home with him.

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