Ward No. 29

This ward has a mix of ancient neighborhoods like Bhagawan Baha, Thamel, Galko Pakha and Lainchaur; and new settlements like Mitra Nagar, Pabitra Nagar and others. It has Nepal's only modern bus terminal, Gongabun Bus Park. It also has the Gongabun Housing Project, initiated by the then Housing and Urban Development Department and equipped with all basic amenities, which represents a big forward progress in the ward's development.

Ward No. 29 is hemmed in by the Royal Palace, Lazimpat and Ranibari in the east; the Bishnumati river, Mhaypi and Saraswati Campus in the west; Gongabun and the Ring Road in the north; and Thanhiti, Chhetrapati and Jyatha in the south. There are sprawling complexes like the Indian Embassy, British Embassy, Malla Hotel, Keshar Mahal, Department of Mines and the bus park located here. The Thamel-Gongabun road can be taken as the ward's axis. There are compact settlements and there are loose settlements. There are also vast stretches of farmland watered and made fertile by the Bishnumati and Samakhusi rivers.

The ward's population in 2001 was 24,543 and it contained 5,582 households. It has an area of 218.6 hectares. Parts of the ward suffer inundation during the monsoon season each year.

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