Pokhara,26: Pokhara’s old bus park located near Rastra Bank Chowk is being upgraded to attract tourists. The government will soon begin upgrading the ‘tourist bus park’, according to Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari. The Department of Tourism under the ministry took the initiative to upgrade the bus park that spreads across 18 ropanis of land. The land belongs to Pokhara Valley Town Development Committee and was gathering dust and garbage since long.
The government has allocated Rs 150 million for the project in the current fiscal year. But ‘since that is not going to be enough’, more budget will be allocated later as per the need.
“The bus park will be constructed in such a way that it will beautify Pokhara. We are conscious of the aesthetic value as well,” Tourism Minister Rabindra Adhikari stated. He added that the total budget is estimated to be around Rs 600 million.
The 18-ropani of land was being used as a bus park, but it was very poorly managed. People would throw plastic bags and dirt in broad daylight.
Currently, it is a parking zone on a daily basis to around 60 big tourist buses.