KATHMANDU — The National Reconstruction Authority (NRA) is preparing to reconstruct Dharahara by itself. The Dharahara was completely damaged in the April 25, 2015 earthquake.
The reconstruction of the historical and iconic structure of the capital is expected to cost around Rs 4 billion, according to NRA joint secretary Rajuman Manandhar. The NRA is working to complete the work in two years.
Earlier, the government had initiated a campaign to build the Dharahara with domestic funds, and has collected Rs. 2.4 million so far.
Though the Nepal Telecom committed to rebuilding the structure, it pulled out after 2.5 years. However, Nepal Telecom has committed a fund of Rs 1 billion and remaining will be met through government funding, Manandhar said.
2 killed, 5 injured in tractor accident
HETAUDA — Two persons were killed and five others were seriously injured after a tractor fell off the road last evening at Panchpandav village in Bagmati Rural Municipality-4, Makawanpur.
Police said that 50-year-olds Hem Kumar Shrestha and Bakhat Rai of Hariharpur Rural Municipality in Sindhuli district lost their lives in the fatal accident.
Shrestha died on the spot while Rai breathed his last on the way to a hospital in Hetauda, police added. The tractor (Na 6 Ta 442) was heading to Sindhuli district from Phawarbari in Makawanpur by supplying construction materials.
Those seriously hurt in the incident are Shivamaya Magar, Shakti Rai, Mohan Rai, Krishna Rai and Tilak Rai. The incident site is near Makawanpur-Sindhuli border along Dharan-Chatara road section.