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Narayanhiti Museum collects more than Rs 230 million revenue

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KATHMANDU — The Narayanhiti Durbar Museum has collected more than Rs 230 million revenue after welcoming 2.7 million visitors in nine years of its operation.

The museum was opened for public on 27th February, 2009, following the announcement of a republic in Nepal on May 28, 2008, with the abolition of around 240-year-old monarchy. It raised over Rs 230 million from the sale of entry tickets and around Rs 1.5 million as parking fees in this period.

The museum records show that so far, 2,721,485 people have visited it.

Of them, as many as 1,145,510 were Nepali students, 1,365,091 were common people, 155,576 were from the SAARC countries and China, and 65,308 people had arrived from other countries.

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“The museum charges a Nepali student Rs 20 as entry fees, it is Rs 200 for a visitor from home while Rs 250 for a guest from the SAARC countries and China and Rs 500 for nationals from other countries,” according to Information Officer at the Museum Adait Shrestha.

Till the first nine months of the current fiscal, 235,534 people visited the museum. The collected revenue also includes the vehicles’ parking fees. The museum remains open for public from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm five days in a week (except Tuesday and Wednesday).

The palace that long served as the residence of the then ruling monarchs of Nepal was turned into a museum, following the introduction of a new system in the country.

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NEPSE stabilises

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KATHMANDU- The Nepal Stock Exchange (Nepse) index has stabilised to some extent as compared to the first trading day on Sunday when it suffered a sharp dip.

The NEPSE index increased 0.9 points to close at 1131.73. Likewise, the sensitive index, which measures the performance of group ‘A’ stocks has also risen 0.06 points.

Over 2 million shares of a total of 156 companies were traded at more than Rs 637 million. Of the total 11 subgroups, four made gains, and the rest seven declined.

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Development bank surged 4.7 points, while non-life insurance 92.1 points, life-insurance 13.57 points and others 0.43 points.

But, banking dipped 0.27 points, while trade 1.18 points, hotel 2.04 points, hydropower 2.17 points, finance 1.82 points, production 9.21 points and microfinance 8.31 points.

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