245 feet tall Dharahara landmark reconstruction to cost Rs 2.80 billion: report


KATHMANDU, March 31: The Department of Archeology (DoA) has estimated the reconstruction of the Dharahara landmark at Rs 2.80 billion.

A research report on the reconstruction of the landmark shows that its location will be spread over 42 ropanis of land with the tower itself standing 245 feet. There will be a garden and an underground parking for the visitors.

Department’s Director General Bhesh Narayan Dahal said the report will be presented to the Nepal Telecom within a week. The Telecom will build the tower based on the report.

The nine-storied Dharahara Tower was devastated in the 7.9 magnitude earthquake of April 25, 2015. The landmark was built by Nepal’s royal rulers as a watchtower in the 1800s. It also was a UNESCO-recognized historical monument.RSS