KYB Conmat Tora Batching Plant used for Nepal’s Dharahara Tower reconstruction
D harahara also called Bhimsen Tower, was a nine-storey, 61.88-metre-tall (203.0 ft) tower at the centre of Sundhara in Kathmandu. It was built in 1832 by Mukhtiyar (equivalent to Prime Minister) Bhimsen Thapa under the commission of Queen Lalit Tripura Sundari and was a part of the architecture of Kathmandu recognized by UNESCO.
Rising over the surrounding rooftops like a gleaming white candlestick, the Dharahara, or Bhimsen Tower, was crammed with sight-seers when the earthquake hit. More than a hundred people were killed when the tower collapsed, either crushed in the rubble or hit by falling debris. The government of Nepal has now announced that this Kathmandu landmark will rise again, adding to a growing list of monuments restored after the 2015 disaster. Over the coming months, a new Dharahara will rise beside the old tower – today, little more than a ruined plinth – funded by the Nepal Reconstruction Authority, the government body leading the reconstruction effort.
Although aesthetically similar to the old tower, the new tower will be built from modern materials using the latest earthquake-resistant technology, climbing 11 storeys above street level and topping out at 245 feet (75m), compared to 203 feet (62m) for the old tower. The ruined base of the original Dharahara will be preserved as a memorial to those killed in the disaster.
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KYB-Conmat is proud to be associated with the most prestigious project of all time, which is also the pride of Nepal, Dharahara Tower. The Tora batching plant – 450is used for construction of Dharahara Tower, the project which is pride for Nepal Government. KYB-Conmat is very honoured for being considered to join hands with Nepal Reconstruction Authority for this prestigious project.
“It is a very international level project with beautiful architecture in and we are proud to be connected with this prestigious project. The Nepal reconstruction Authorityteam felt that this is challenging for them, so they were looking for a concrete partner who should be committed and can perform as per their expectation, we have multiple other machines also like concrete batching plant & transit mixer of KYB-Conmat working perfectly with no barriers and thus not only KYB-Conmat equipment will save the time & workforce, but also the capital cost overall” – Mr.Premraj Keshyep Managing Director, KYB-ConmatPvt. Ltd.
“KYB-Conmat products are the most reliable and also the best service provider, they are also versatile & robust. With a backup of good after sales service and easy availability of spare parts, it did make sense for us to use KYB-Conmat machines for the construction of most historic monument in the world” – said Mr. Raman Mahato, Project Director from Raman Construction.
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