Reconstruction of the historical Durbar High School, which was badly damaged in the 2015 earthquakes, has finally begun.
Reconstruction of the school started after approval from National Reconstruction Authority, Department of Archaeology, the school management committee and Kathmandu Metropolitan City to build the school using modern construction materials.
The school was originally built in 1851 to provide education to the children of the then rulers of the country.
Earlier, rights activists and conservationists had obstructed the reconstruction work protesting the use of modern materials for reconstruction. The blueprint of the building was not approved for a long time after the members of Society of Nepali Architecture did not agree with the decision to give the building a modern look.