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Kathmandu’s historical clock tower stuck at 11:47 for more than a month


14 April 2020  

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KATHMANDU: Coronavirus has not only locked down the people hampering their work life in many ways, it has affected the historical timekeeper of the town — the Tower Clock tower (Ghantaghar) of Kathmandu for more than a month now.

The tower clock of Kathmandu has stopped functioning and is stuck at 11.47 for more than a month now. Like all clocks which happen to be correct twice a day, the clock has been displaying the correct time twice a day.

According to the sources, the only technician who used to look after the clock got stuck at his relatives due to lock down. The technician had gone to see one of his relatives, but could not return due to the lockdown

The Ghanta Ghar, the first public tower clock in Nepal, was built by Rana Prime Minister Bir Shumsher. This tower with the clock fixed at the height of 100ft, lies in front of Rani Pokhari.

After the original tower designed after Big Ben of London was destroyed by the earthquake of 1934, the tower was rebuilt in modern shape.

Publish Date : 14 April 2020 19:37 PM

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