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Heritage Conservation committee to beautify historical sites

AURANGABAD: The government-appointed heritage conservation committee for the city has planned slew of measures to beautify historical monuments under its supervision. In a meeting held here on Saturday, the committee unanimously decided to beautify some of the gates and monuments and also build toilets, parking lots for the convenience of the visitors.The panel also took decision to take action against illegal constructions mushrooming up around some of the monuments. Jayant Deshpande, chairman of the heritage conservation committee, said that after the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation had earmarked a fund of Rs 5 crore for the cause, there is scope for implementing some of the long awaited projects."There is no space for parking near Panchakki. But the committee has now working on a proposal to acquire nearby land on lease basis to create a parking space. 


It will give big relief to the visitors. Apart from this, we have asked the national-level organisation - INTACH - to prepare a road map for construction of toilet near various tourist spots," he said.Giving due significance to tourism sector, the municipal body has proposed to spent Rs 5.10 crore in 2016-17 on conservation of heritage sites including beautification of historical gates and development of civic amenities near Bibi-ka-Maqubara and Panchakki.The civic body is responsible for maintaining 155 heritage sites located in the municipal limits including 52 gates, public buildings, bridges, aqua ducts (Nahar-e-Ambari and Nahar-e-Panchakki) and monuments.

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