DoA lifts construction ban around Gorkha palace

- Rastriya Samachar Samiti, GORKHA

Nov 15, 2016-

After 27 year, the Department of Archaeology (DoA) has relaxed some of the provisions related to construction of buildings around lower and upper parts of the historical Gorkha palace. 

The ban enforced in 1989 had restricted the locals from building homes within the 183-metre radius of the palace. People who already had homes there were also proscribed from using them as collateral for bank loans.

The latest decision has lifted this prohibition.

The DoA announced the dissolution of the restriction concerning the Gorkha Palace through a notice that was published in the Nepal Gazette on November 8, said DoA Director General Bhesh Narayan Dahal. 

The gazette states: “The notice on the declaration of restricted area around the Gorkha Palace published on the Part 3 of Nepal Gazette Volume 39, No 6 on May 22, 1989 has been scrapped effective from November 8, 2016.” 

Locals from Thulo Aagan and Padeli among other places had been facing problems due to the restriction, for neither could they construct new homes in the area, nor apply for bank loans by putting their homes as collateral.

Published: 15-11-2016 08:26

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