KATHMANDU: The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) has started the reconstruction of much-debated Rani Pokhari through Consumers Committee in Kathmandu from Monday.
Chief Executive Officer of NRA Sushil Gyawali said, reconstruction of Rani Pokhari will be done as per traditional style, techniques, and building materials that matches its original Malla-era designs. He further expressed confidence in receiving everyone’s support in the reconstruction process of Rani Pokhari.
According to Rani Pokhari Reconstruction Consumers Committee Chairman Ajay Sthapit, reconstruction will proceed according to the criteria set by NRA. He further added that there are 40 artisans engaged in the construction, however, the number can increase as per requirement.
Kathmandu Metropolitan City-1 ward chair assured of necessary support required for rebuilding of the pond.
The NRA has formed a Rani Pokhari reconstruction, monitoring and coordination committee under the coordination of NRA executive member Chandra Bahadur Shrestha for management and coordination of the reconstruction process.
The base and walls of Rani Pokhari will be reconstructed through the consumers committee, while the reconstruction and beautification of Bal Gopaleshwor Temple will be done through construction companies, NRA informed.
Earlier, the meeting of the Council of Ministers held on January 28 had handed over the responsibility of rebuilding Rani Pokhari, Bal Gopaleshwor Temple and other archaeological structures within the premises to NRA.