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Facilities at Cultural World Heritage Sites are to be restored

New Delhi, Feb 28: The Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said that the facilities at India’s 25 Cultural World Heritage Sites are still deficient and require restoration.

While presenting the General Budget 2015-16 in the Parliament today, the Finance Minister Jaitley has stated that the facilities like landscaping restoration, signage and interpretation centres, parking, access for differently abled, amenities for visitors including securities and toilets, illumination and plans for benefiting communities around them would be restored. The Union Finance Minister Jaitley has proposed to provide resources to start work along these lines for the following Heritage Sites:

1. Churches & Convents of Old Goa
2. Hampi, Karnataka
3. Kumbalgarh and other Hill Forts of Rajasthan
4. Rani ki Vav, Patan, Gujarat
5. Leh Palace, Ladakh, J&K
6. Varanasi Temple town, UP
7. Jalianwala bagh, Amritsar, Punjab
8. Qutub Shahi Tombs, Hyderabad, Telangana

Jaitley proposed to extend the Visas on arrival facility to 150 countries, in stages, after the success of the same issued to travelers of 43 countries.

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