KATHMANDU— The reconstruction of the historical Rani Pokhari damaged by the earthquake of April, 2015, will further delay due to various reasons.
The Kathmandu Metropolitan City, had called the bidding for the project second time. But both the contracting companies who applied for the contract failed to meet required criteria for the project, thus causing further delay, said KMC Mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya.
“The documentation submitted by both companies is not enough to meet the criteria for the project. So another bidding is required, which takes time to happen,” said Shakya.
Earlier, the reconstruction of the historical Rani Pokhari halted after the Department of Archeology had claimed that the reconstruction work was against the blueprint approved by it.
The DoA had written to the KMC asking it to remove the food stall, pavilion and pump house from the blueprint.
The locals and conservationalists also protested against use of concrete and modern materials in the reconstruction.
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.