Letter submitted to Pokhara Metropolitan City for development of cave regions

2nd Mar, 2018 | Tourism Mail Crew

POKHARA, Mar 02: The Mahendra Cave and Bat Cave Development Community has submitted a letter to the Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City for the organized development of the cave regions.

The community submitted the letter saying that although the Mahendra Cave and Bat Cave collect millions in revenue each year, the city has been negligent of its proportionate development. The letter was submitted to the Ward Chief of Pokhara Lekhnath Metropolitan City-16, Jivan Acharya, and Bindabasini Secondary School, said convenor Keshav Basnet.

The community has included requests such as the formation of a Mahendra Cave Tourism Development Committee, the use of the revenue from the caves in the development of the same region, and the construction of a foot track and sewage system in the region.

Convenor of the community Keshav Basnet said that there have also been issues with a school taking up the area in the tourism spot. He states that allocating only a small portion of the revenue collected from the locations will allow for the adequate development of the region. The letter also states that the revenue collected have not been responsibly used, and requests the responsible body to be warned of such action.

Basnet also informed that the letter requests the organization of a cave festival for the development of the entire Batulechaur region and to make Batulechaur the capital of upper Pokhara. A total of 11.5 million rupees was collected from Mahendra Cave and 10.7 million rupees was collected from the Bat Cave in the economic year 2017. The revenue collected from the caves has been going in the hands of Bindabasini Secondary School.