Kathmandu, December 25
Mayor of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City, Bidya Sundar Shakya, has said that reconstruction of Ranipokhari has been forwarded as per the design approved by the Department of Archaeology.
Mayor Shakya expressed this view at a time when rumours are rife that he is trying to make changes in the historical structure.
Talking to the RSS, Shakya said, “Heritage sites are our common property. So, don’t create problem in reconstruction by raising unnecessary dispute.”
He said that the bodies concerned had been already directed to complete construction of Ranipokhari as soon as possible without destroying its archaeological structure.
Mayor Shakya said that the President had laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Ranipokhari at the consensus of Department of Archaeology, National Reconstruction Authority and KMC.
He said, “I have asked to carry out reconstruction of Ranipokhari as per in per previous design after making slight changes in the design as it is the project before my election to the KMC Mayor.”