The International Relations and Labour Committee of Parliament has directed the government to dedicate the road from Tilganga to Guhyeshwari for pedestrians only, and bar vehicles from plying there.
The directive comes in wake of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO)’s warning to blacklist the Pashupati heritage site if the road was not closed for motors.
The Committee Chairman Prabhu Shaha also directed the Ministry of Culture, Tourism and Civil Aviation- to submit a report on the progress achieved in implementation of the directives the House panel had issued earlier for the development of Pashupati, Lumbini and Janakpur heritage sites, within a month.
Speaking at the meeting today, Pashupati Area Development Trust Member Secretary Govinda Tandon informed that reconstruction of the heritage site is in limbo as the promised budget was not provided.
Meanwhile, the Committee also discussed the issue of transfer of some shares of the Gorkna Golf Resort.
A decision was taken to invite other stakeholders including the Nepal Trust officials to hold further deliberations on the matter in the next meeting.