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Old Bus Park shifted to Khulla Manch

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KATHMANDU — The Old Bus Park has been shifted to Khula Manch as a transitory city bus park for at least  three years from Wednesday as the Kathmandu Metropolitan City arrangements to start construction of Kathmandu Tower, a 12-story state-of-the-art business complex, in Old Bus Park.

According to Manoj Kumar Bhetwal, head of Swochanda Jaleshwor, existing old bus park will be moved to Khula Manch from Wednesday.

“It would take no less than three years to construct the Kathmandu Tower. In this way, we made an arrangement for a temporary bus park in Khula Manch,” he informed.

KMC has been awarded the contract to construct the complex to Swochanda Jaleshwor Construction Company.

Gyanendra Karki, KMC spokesperson, said the government awarded the contract to build Kathmandu Tower to Swochanda Jaleshwor and that the latter would begin construction work from Wedneesday itself.

“We chose Khula Manch due to unavailability of adequate open spaces in other accessible areas of Kathmandu. It is also close to the Old Bus Park,” Karki said.

Around 900 passenger buses arrived in and departed from the Old Bus Park every day.

After the completion of the tower, it will be used as a bus terminal and will also have a hospital, cinema hall, hotel and shops.

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Bakar-Eid being celebrated

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POKHARA — The Muslim people people are celebrating their grand festival, Bakar Eid, with much fanfare today.

The festival which is to be continued for three days from today is also known as ‘Eid-Ul-Juha’. The Muslim community considers this as a festival of devotion.

Ali Miya Literary Foundation, Pokhara Chairperson and religious preacher Hanif Miya informed that the festival marked the beginning with the recitation of Islam scripture Nawaz at Idgaha of Pokhara in the early morning today.

The Muslim people who are almost 10,000 in number in Pokhara alone are marking the festival with much excitement, he added.

The Muslims visit the mosques, offer prayers to Allah, perform the Namaj prayers and exchange greetings each others on the occasion.

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