Neglected Rani Pokhari in pictures

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The reconstruction of the quake-damaged Rani Pokhari has not yet resumed.

President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on January 16, 2016 had laid the foundation stone for the reconstruction of Rani Pokhari marking the National Earthquake Safety Day.

The Department of Archeology had directed the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) that was entrusted for the reconstruction, to do as per the archeological criteria. However, the reconstruction work has been halted since September 1 due to lack of reconstruction materials and human sources.

Meanwhile, the Department has said that it will reconstruct the Bal Gopaleswhor temple by itself.

The KMC has forwarded a project of setting up a musical water foundation park in Rani Pokhari. It also proposed of constructing a park near Rani Pokhari. A ticket system will be enforced for the tourists coming to visit Rani Pokhari which will help collect around Rs 1 lakh on daily basis.

The pond was built in a time span of two years in 1727 BS. The pond's southern section has a white sculpture of an elephant with the statue of the then King Pratap Malla and his children. All four corners of the pond have temples of Hindu God Ganesha incarnated in a form with 16 arms.

Rani Pokhari in pictures

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