FM Promises Facilities At Qutb Shahi Tombs
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley proposed resources to enhance facilities at heritage sites including Hyderabad's Qutb Shahi Tombs in the Budget for 2015.
Hyderabad | 28th February 2015
Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said that the facilities at India's 25 Cultural World Heritage Sites were still deficient and required restoration.
While presenting the General Budget 2015-16 in the Parliament on Saturday, the Finance Minister stated that landscaping, signage and interpretation centres, parking facilities, access for the differently abled, amenities for visitors including securities and toilets, and illumination at the sites would be buttressed/restored, and plans for benefiting communities around them would be worked upon.
The Finance Minister proposed to provide resources to start work along these lines for heritage sites including churches & convents of Old Goa; Hampi, Karnataka; Kumbalgarh and other hill forts of Rajasthan; Rani Ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat; Leh Palace, Ladakh, J&K; Varanasi temple town, UP; Jalianwala Bagh, Amritsar, Punjab; and Qutb Shahi tombs, Hyderabad.
Jaitley also proposed to extend the visa-on-arrival facility to 150 countries, in stages, after the success of the same issued to travelers of 43 countries. (INN)
filed in: Budget 2015, Arun Jaitley, Qutb Shahi Tombs, Tourism, Hyderabad Tourism, Heritage & Culture