PM Oli reopens Nepal’s historic quake-hit Dharahara tower

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PM Oli reopens Nepal’s historic quake-hit Dharahara tower

Kathmandu, April 24

Nepal Prime Minister Ok P Sharma Oli on Saturday inaugurated the newly-constructed historic Dharahara tower that collapsed in a strong earthquake in 2015, a day earlier than the catastrophe’s sixth anniversary.

The nineteenth century, 11-storey tower, a serious vacationer attraction, was among the many buildings which collapsed within the 7.8-magnitude quake that hit the nation on April 25, killing almost 9,000 folks and injuring about 22,000 others.

Oli inaugurated the brand new 22-storey, 84-metre white tower, that was constructed two and a half centuries in the past as per the orders of then Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari, by showering flowers from the top-floor balcony and declaring it open to most of the people.

The newly-built tower gives a spectacular panoramic view of the Kathmandu metropolis.

The outdated tower had a spiral staircase and was constructed by utilizing mud, bricks and wooden, whereas the brand new construction is manufactured from concrete, iron and cement.

The tower had already been rebuilt as soon as, after a 1934 earthquake and is a part of an enormous nationwide reconstruction programme.

In December 2019, Oli laid the inspiration stone of the brand new tower that has been inbuilt the identical architectural model because the outdated one however with a bigger diameter and by utilizing fashionable expertise.

The new tower additionally has two elevators together with the standard stairs main as much as the highest ground. A backyard, museum, colourful fountain, an exhibition corridor, underground parking and procuring complicated would even be constructed on its premises.

Its estimated price is Nepali Rupees 3.5 billion. PTI

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