After Red Fort, monuments in Gujarat also being handed over to Private Sector

After Red Fort, in New Delhi, several heritage monuments of archeological importance in Gujarat are being handed over to the corporate for their maintenance. The decision has been taken under the Adopt Heritage Project of the Central Government. The proposal has already been published on the official website of the Department of Tourism and letters are being sent to various companies in this regard by the department.

After Red Fort, monuments in Gujarat also being handed over to Private Sector

After Red Fort, in New Delhi, several heritage monuments of archeological importance in Gujarat are being handed over to the corporate for their maintenance. The decision has been taken under the Adopt Heritage Project of the Central Government.

The proposal has already been published on the official website of the Department of Tourism and letters are being sent to various companies in this regard by the department. According to the information available with Narada News, historical monument of the 11th century, Rani Ki Vav in Patan,

Gujarat is being expected to be given to ONGC for maintenance and deliberation are in the last leg with the company. Apart from Rani Ka Vav, the other heritage monuments include Suryamandir at Modhera, Ashok Shilalekh at Junagarh and Buddha Caves. All these and more are seriously being considered to be handed over to the private companies and proposals have also been sent to several companies who had showed interest in the proposal.

According to information available, the Rani Ki Vav has been kept in the green corridor. Presently this heritage site is under the Archeological Survey of India. This place has become a must visit site for the tourists not only from the country but even foreign tourists visit the place in large numbers. In 2014, UNESCO recognized this historical place as a World Heritage site after which the volume of the tourists increased.

It may be noted here that presently, the entry fee charged here is Rs. 5. The government is expecting that after being handed over to the corporate, it will have better amenities for the tourists and will be more attractive.

The average footfall, which is around 3.5 lakh yearly, will also get a boost, expects the government. Presently, the proposed heritage buildings which are expected to be handed over to the private sector includes Rani Ka Vav in Patan, Surya Mandir in Modhera, Chapner in Pawagarh and Samrat Ashok Shilalekh in Junagarh apart from Buddha Caves.

According to the Managing Director of Gujarat Tourism Departmen, Jenu Devant: " We are discussing the maitainence of the heritage buildings under the Archeological Survey of India. Apart from this several historical buildings and monuments are also being considered to be given to the private players. Several letters in this regard has been written to big business houses in Gujarat