Bhurungkhel Chaur to be developed as acupressure park

- Post Report, Kathmandu

Oct 29, 2017-

The Kathmandu Metropoli- tan City (KMC) has allocated Rs 2.5 million to make an acupressure walkway park at the Bhurungkhel Chaur to let citizens get a natural feel of acupressure treatment. 

Talking to the Post, Chairperson of KMC Ward 18 Nhuchhe Kaji Maharjan said they were converting the Bhurungkhel grounds into an acupressure park—the first ever in the country. “We are going to pave pebbles collected from rivers to make a walkway that will be around 200 metres in length,” said Maharjan. 

Doctors believe that receiving the right amount of pressure on the feet will be beneficial for patients of asthma, indigestion, ear disorders among other health problems. 

A study on making such a park has already been completed, Maharjan said, adding, “We have decided to start construction works from mid-November.”  The park will be built 200 metres from Nardevi Central Ayurveda Hospital. 

“The park will beneficial for the patients of this hospital and people living around the area,” said Maharjan. 

As well as drawing more than 100 people go for the morning walk each day, the park which spreads over six ropanis of land has been a regular venue for free Yoga sessions.  

The park will be developed with Rs3.5 million that the KMC has advanced to the ward for managing its expenses for the next four months, according to Maharjan. 

Once in a sorry state, the Bhurungkhel grounds have been converted into a park by the ward office with the help of local clubs. 

The metropolis is currently working on the park, adding more greenery, mending the broken chairs and cleaning the areas. 

Published: 29-10-2017 07:33

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