Kirtipur opens up feasibility study for bungee jumping

KATHMANDU: A feasibility study is underway to surf through the possibilities for bungee jumping, an adventure sport, near the Balkhu River to promote tourism.

A Detailed Project Report would be prepared for setting up a tunnel and other necessary infrastructure on a hill located at the border of Kirtipur and Tinthana.

The Kirtipur Municipality is the mastermind behind the plan to set up the adventure sport.

A feasibility study held earlier had shown that the area located at Kirtipur Municipality-2 is suitable geographically for bungee jumping.

The municipal office aims to develop the location as a tourist hotspot and draw in foreign and domestic tourists.

Mayor of Kirtipur Ramesh Maharjan said the municipality has allocated Rs 10 million for the development of necessary infrastructures to promote the adventure sport.

The actual cost estimate will be made once the DPR is prepared, he added.

The municipality's adventurous venture would also create employment opportunities for the locals of the area.