History & Culture

Fatehpur Sikri: Ignored by ministers

FATEHPUR SIKRI

The ruins of Akbar’s ‘city of victory’ are a designated UNESCO World Heritage site. But Fatehpur Sikri, abandoned by the Mughals for lack of water centuries ago, fails to draw the attention of its political representatives even today.

Nazaruddin, a 35-year-old daily wage worker, buying vegetables from the market nestled in the shadow of the 40m-tall Buland Darwaza, says the heritage city lacks basic civic amenities.

“Uninterrupted power supply, water and a cleaner city would improve the conditions of the citizens as well as attract more tourists,” he says and adds that “no work has been done” in the constituency by BSP MP Seema Upadhyaya.

Full report here Times of India

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