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Big Splash water park comes into operation in Pokhara

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POKHARA — A ‘Big Splash’ water park has come into operation in Pokhara from Thursday.

The water park has been constructed on 13 ropani land at Kudahar, Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City-14. Aarya The Resort and Fun Pvt Ltd constructed the park.

According to the Company Managing Director Ameet Raj Mulmi, a total of Rs 110 million was invested for the construction of the park.

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Mulmi informed that construction of various structures at the park have been carried out in a way that would facilitate people of all ages, from children to senior citizens.

Company Chairperson Ananda Raj Mulmi said that the water park was constructed targeting tourists coming to the lake city and is expected to offer full entertainment to the visitors.

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NOC imposes quota system for fuel supply

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KATHMANDU — NEpal Oil Corporation has imposed a quota system in fuel after halt in fuel supply across the country due to protest from petroleum transport workers.

The NOC has asked petrol pumps to distribute five liters to two wheelers , 15 liters  to four wheelers  and 50-100 liters  to public vehicles per day.

The Federation of Nepalese National Transport Entrepreneurs Association (FNNTEA) has been protesting against the new Criminal Code for the last three days arguing that the code is against them.

They have submitted 13-point demand to the government which, among others, calls for rollback of some provisions that proposes increment in punishment for drivers for death resulting from driver’s negligence.

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As per the new Criminal Code, drivers can be sentenced to a jail term of 3 to 10 years in case of death of people in road accidents. Earlier, it was 2 to 10 years. The new code has also mandated a fine of Rs30,000 to Rs100,000 in such cases.

Normally, NOC tends to store seven days fuel backup. However, the state owned oil monopoly said that its stock had depleted because fuel has been coming from Siliguri depot only.

NOC spokesperson Birendra Kumar Goit said supplies had been affected after tanker operators refused to transport fuel.

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