Kathmandu,5 Nov 2014: Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Office is all set to install a ‘musical fountain’ in Ranipokhari (Queen’s pond), in view of the upcoming SAARC Summit taking place on 26-27 of this month in the capital.
Musical fountain, the fountain that dances to the tune of music, is being installed in central Kathmandu for the first time.
Prior to this, Birgunj have had installed it in the Ghadiarba pond, informed Sanjayaraj Upadhyaya, the Chief of Department of Construction in KMC.
According to Upadhyaya, the fountain, costing some Rs 35 million, will be placed in the centre of the pond while four other normal fountains will adorn the pond from its four sides.
Music composition for the musical fountain is being arranged with the target to finish the installation by the middle of November.
The pond was constructed by the then Malla King, Pratap Malla, in 1727 BS in the memory of his queen.
The installation of the musical fountain, a modern days’ marvel, is believed to add an extra edge to the pond that has been carrying a legacy as yesteryears’ wonder.