AGRA: Under the World Bank-funded pro-poor development tourism projects, the Uttar Pradesh tourism department has prepared detailed project reports (DPRs) for three projects.
This includes a multi-level hi-tech parking near Taj Mahal’s west gate, development of Kachhpura-Mehtab Bagh area and construction of a walkway between Taj Mahal and Agra Fort, reports The Times of India.
The work on the walkway will start soon, while for the parking, the tourism department will have to first seek permission of the Supreme Court for cutting as many as 15 trees in the identified area.
UP tourism deputy director Dinesh Kumar said, “The multi-level parking will come up at a cost of Rs. 106 crore, whereas around Rs. 20 crore and Rs. 24 crore will be spent on developing the walkway and the Kachhpura-Mehtab Bagh area, respectively.”
The parking will come up near the Taj’s west gate, which faces traffic congestion on daily basis due to lack of parking space.
The walkway, an environment-friendly shaded stone pathway, will be constructed between Neem Teeraha (Taj’s west gate) and Agra Fort. The department will seek permission from the National Monument Authority before carrying out development work near Mehtab Bagh.