यस्तो बन्नेछ नयाँ धरहरा भिडीयो सहित
Instead of rebuilding the Dharahara Tower, the government has decided to build a similar modern tower next to the ruins of the historical monument which collapsed during last year’s devastating earthquake.
“We have decided to build a new tower similar to the Dharahara, next to the old structure instead of rebuilding it. The collapsed structure will be preserved as it is,” Director General of the Department of Archeology (DoA) Bhes Narayan Dahal, informed. He said that the new tower will be built to the east of the old structure.
He said that the DoA has decided to leave the collapsed structure, which is also known as Bhimsen Tower, as it is.
Officials at the DoA said that the new tower is to be built following modern architectural design but will look similar to the old Dharahara in appearance. They said that the new structure will have all the modern facilities and technology such as lift, ladder as well as two-storey parking space.
Unlike the old structure, the new one will be of 11-storey with the height of 245 feets. The collapsed tower was 9-stroey before it crumbled due to the April 25 quake last year.