Sunday, 5 December, 2021

PADT to open Dharmasala soon


By A Staff Reporter

Kathmandu, Nov 5:

The Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) is going to open Nepal-Bharat Maitri Dharmashala for pilgrimages after completing the upgrading work.

The PADT has been exerting pressure on the contractor to bring the Dharmashala into operation by November 17.  But the contractor said that it would be ready for operation by December 1, according to the PADT.  

The Darmashala was handed over to the PADT on August 31, 2018. It was constructed within the framework of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between India and the PADT.

The PADT had opened tender for upgrading Nepal-Bharat Maitri Dharmashala on May 13. A  hotel entrepreneur had won the tender at the cost of Rs. 10 million.

The three storied Dharmashala has 82 rooms with 392 beds, and it is equipped with all modern facilities.

After upgrading it, big family rooms were separated into small size family rooms with the facility of bathroom, single rooms and double rooms with attached bathrooms.

To provide facility for the elder citizens, short-distance lift system has also been managed in it while we have added hot water facility for the visitors, said Prem Hari Dhungana, treasurer of PADT. 

Facility of suit  room has already been in the Dharmashala.

The minimum charge of Dharmshala for  a family room is Rs. 350, he said.

The building was built with the Indian assistance of about Rs. 220 million. The project has started in September 2016 in an area of 10,625 square metres of land.