Minister for Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation, Prem Bahadur Ale has directed the repair of damaged structures inside the Narayanhiti Durbar Museum. There is a need to retain the existence of the palace and make it attractive so as to attract tourists, he said after inspecting the palace on Thursday.
Structures built illegally inside the palace were recently demolished at the direction of the minister. The minister has been saying that the construction of any structures inside the museum would dent the glory of the palace. “Narayanhiti is a historic palace. Its beauty should not decline. Ask for a budget if you need to carry out these tasks.”
He also directed the officials concerned to repair the damaged vehicles used by former Kings and foreign guests and display them to the visitors.
Minister Ale also directed the officials concerned to build a garden and structures in their original style in the places where structures built illegally by a private company, Batas Group, were dismantled recently.
He assured that action would be taken against the people involved in the construction of structures inside the palace illegally. He also said that the Commission for the Investigation of Abuse of Authority and the police headquarters have been asked to take action against such persons within 15 days.
Similarly, the ministry secretary and the museum chairperson Maheshwor Neupane directed the palace employees to repair the structures and tidy and take care of the palace.