NBCC to take up improvement work at Qutub Minar, Red Fort


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NBCC had earlier adopted Purana Qila under Ministry of Tourism's Adopt a heritage scheme

Posted On:  09 Oct . 2018
NBCC to take up improvement work at Qutub Minar, Red Fort
 

As part of its initiative to conserve, develop and maintain heritage properties, NBCC will soon take up improvement work that will include illumination and beautification of the Red Fort and Qutub Minar, NBCC’s Chairman and Managing Director Anoop Mittal said.

“After completing the Purana Qila project within four months, we will begin work on Lal Qila and Qutub Minar. We have been entrusted the task of illuminating the monuments and developing the entire area,” Mittal said.NBCC had earlier adopted the Purana Qila under Ministry of Tourism's Adopt a Heritage scheme and in collaboration with ASI had worked out a comprehensive plan to restore the Old Fort

Elaborating on the amount spent on the Purana Qila project, Mittal said, “Approximately Rs 30 crore to Rs 32 crore have been spent on the heritage project – 50 percent by NBCC and 50 percent by ASI — and we will maintain it for the next two years as part of our adoption agreement.”

Purana Qila is a major tourist attractions in the national capital and combined with the Delhi Zoological Park, a large number of visitors throng to visit the historical vestiges, which date back to around 3,000 years back.The refurbishment work undertaken by NBCC included restoration of the moat to the west and northwest of the fort, illumination, landscaping the area, development of a central antiquity museum, upgradation and repairs of existing pathway, installation of publication counter, installation of publication counter, introducing e-ticketing system with turnstile arrangement, conservation of excavated remains, development of garden, parking facility and souvenir shop for the benefit of visitors.

 

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