UDAYAPUR, Dec. 6 -- The restoration of Udayapurgadhi, the old headquarters of Udayapur district, is in the final stage. The restoration of the old fort, which started three years ago, is almost 80 percent complete.

The old fort lies 1 km south-west from Udayapurgadhi. According to the village council of the old fort rural municipality, the structures which were destroyed more than 250 years ago are being restored from the ruins to their former glory.

Four years ago, the local government took the initiative of restoring the fort which reflects the history of King Prithvi Narayan Shah's military quest. The objective of restoring the fort was to attract tourists.

During the last fiscal year, the federal government allocated Rs 27.5 millio...