BHAKTAPUR, Nov 22: The reconstruction of ancient monuments and of those with archaeological importance on the premises of the Bhaktapur Durbar Square that were ravaged by the earthquake of April 25, 2015 has been expedited.
Reconstruction of three monuments--Khauma entrance to the Durbar Square, Narayan Temple and Badri Narayan Temple--in the area are at their final stage while reconstruction works for over a dozen others are underway, said local people.
The post-quake reconstruction project costs a total of approximately Rs 3.9 million with the monetary aid from the Bhaktapur Municipality Office and the Durbar Care and Monument Protection Office (DCMPO), Department of Archaeology.
Consultations are underway on whether to daub the monuments in the way that applied before the damages, said Municipality Office Engineer Surya Khaburja.
Likewise, the Municipality said works are underway to repair and daub the fence surrounding the local Siddhapokhari (pond), apart from reconstruction of Kamalbinayek Sattal, Chhuma Ganesh Dyachen and Kushi Pwak and works to conserve the Taleju Temple.
Likewise, a contract agreement has been reached to reconstruct the Anantalingeshwor
Temple of Dadhikot with the investment of about Rs 11 million and the Dakshin Barahi Temple of Dadhikot at the cost of approximately Rs 7.6 million, said Mohan Krishna Shrestha, engineer for the DCMPO. RSS