Heritage sites to be friendly to disabled

India’s most visited monuments are still not fully accessible for people with disabilities. So do hundreds of other monuments, which are top revenue earners, lack basic facilities for visitors.

Published: 29th August 2016 03:10 AM  |   Last Updated: 29th August 2016 03:10 AM   |  A+A-

NEW DELHI: India’s most visited monuments are still not fully accessible for people with disabilities. So do hundreds of other monuments, which are top revenue earners, lack basic facilities for visitors.

However, the central government has finally woken up to initiate the process to not only make the monuments disabled-friendly, but also provide best of facilities like WiFi, ATMs, drinking water, toilets and 3D walk tours.

Also on cards are providing souvenirs, shoe wraps, caps, free parking facilities, refreshments and first aid. Sources from the Archaeological Survey of India say process of providing ramps and other equipment will begin after the audit is done. Currently, ramps have been provided in many monuments. Like in case of Taj Mahal, th complex is accessible through wheelchair, but not the main tomb.

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