Free wi-fi in Ratnapark from mid-OctoberRatna Park, Kathmandu Valley’s most iconic landmark which has seen a drastic transformation after its renovation, is all set to provide free Wi-fi facilities to its visitors from mid-October.
Ratna Park, Kathmandu Valley’s most iconic landmark which has seen a drastic transformation after its renovation, is all set to provide free Wi-fi facilities to its visitors from mid-October.
Environment Division Chief of the Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) Rabin Man Shrestha said KMC has already mobilised its technical unit to bring the facility.
“Our technical teams have been working on fixing the facilities within the premises of the park,” said Shrestha. The park spreads over four ropanis of land.
KMC officials also informed that the project will cost Rs 300,000 to set up Wi-fi in the area. “We are hopeful that the number of visitors will increase gradually with this facility,” said Harisharan KC, unit chief of Ratna Park and Ranipokhari of KMC’s Environment Division. In an average, around 800 visitors visit the park everyday.
KMC officials added that a separate cafe will soon be opened for visitors after Dashain.
Entry tickets are priced at Rs 25 for adults and Rs 15 for students, while elderlies, differently-abled people and children do not have to pay. As part of the renovation, greenery, colourful flowers, umbrella shaped resting places and colourful benches have been set up in the park along with widened footpath.
The park was renowned to be a hangout place for jobless, drunkards, drug users and prostitutes before the park was renovated three months ago.