The Kathmandu Metropolitan City says that the bus park in Khulamanch will be removed within a week.
The city government had relocated Kathmandu’s Old Bus Park (Purano Bus Park) to Khulamanch in order to construct the Kathmandu Tower, a view tower and business complex with a bus terminal. However, the idea is unlikely to succeed in the near future.
Despite this, the municipal council has agreed to abolish the bus parking facility due to public pressure and demands for more open space in the area.
According to KMC Chief Administrative Officer Rajeshwar Gyawali, the government has already discussed the removal with concerned transportation entrepreneurs.
According to him, short-route vehicles traveling inside the city will continue to operate in a pick-and-drop model from outside Khulamanch and Ratna Park, without having to wait for passengers for long periods of time.
Long-distance vehicles, such as buses, will now be required to park at the Naya Bus Park in Gongabu or Koteshwar, or at any point in Bhaktapur, if they are traveling to various locations in the Kavre, Sindhupalchok, Ramechhap, and Dolakha districts.
“But, in any case, in just one week, we will have Khulamanch ready to conduct public functions,” Gyawali promises.