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AMC to organize light and sound show at Bibi Ka Maqbara


AURANGABAD: In a bid to attract tourists in the city, the Aurangabad municipal corporation has planned slew of measures including a "light and sound" show near world famous Bibi-Ka-Maqbara.The show will be similar to those held at the Gateway of India in Mumbai and Shaniwarwada in Pune.While presenting a the civic body's financial budget for 2016-17 to the standing committee of the civic body, municipal commissioner Om Prakash Bakoria said a fund of Rs 5.10 crore has been allotted for various activities to boost tourism.

"Besides, beautification of the historical gates, the civic body will also organize events like "light and sound" shows near these sites. It will give a unique experience to the visitors and tourists," he said.The civic body has also planned to provide civic amenities near the historical sites like building toilets, parking lots.For the past two years, the heritage conservation committee of the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) was demanding the municipal authorities to organize such shows on regular basis. But the cash-strapped body was avoiding it. 

The civic body is supposed to maintain 155 heritage sites located in the municipal limit including 52 gates, public buildings, bridges, aqua ducts (Nahar-e-Ambari and Nahar-e-Panchakki) and other monuments.

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