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Heritage monuments to become disabled-friendly!

D.N.I.S. News Network, India: The Government has approved a grant of Rs 5 crore to the Archaeological Survey of India (A.S.I.) to make five of its World Heritage Sites and 25 other ticketed monuments accessible to disabled people.

The monuments for which accessibility has been sanctioned are: Taj Mahal, Agra Fort, Fatehpur Sikri, Sun Temple at Konark and Jama Masjid Champner-Pavgarh in Gujarat.

Some of the ticketed monuments for which accessibility has been sanctioned are: Charminar, Golconda Fort, Nagarjunakonda, Sun Temple in Gujarat, Laxman Temple in Chhattisgarh and some temples in Bhubaneswar.

The funds released by the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (M.S.J.E.) will be used to undertake the works for making access pathways, ramps, accessible toilets, tactile maps, Braille signage, and modifications in ticket counters, etc.