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Delhi monuments to get audio guides ahead of 2010 Games

delhi Updated: Aug 02, 2009 12:12 IST

After installing audio-guide system for tourists in Qutub Minar, the Archaeological Survey of India has now decided to extend the facility to all ticketed monuments in the national capital in view of the Commonwealth Games next year.

"Audio guides will be installed at all the ticketed monuments in the capital city before the sporting extravaganza," ASI Superintending Archaeologist (Delhi) K K Muhammad told PTI.

The audio guides would be installed to facilitate the tourists better understand the heritage structures. The success of the facility at Qutub Minar, where it was first installed, has made the ASI to extend it to other sites.

Delhi has 10 ticketed monuments including the Qutub Minar, the Red Fort and the Lal Qila among others.

The audio guides are now available in English, French and Spanish and there is a proposal to provide it in other foreign languages like German, Russian, Chinese and Korean, Muhammad said.

Meanwhile, Mukesh Bhargava, CEO of Integrated Digital Solutions Pvt Ltd, which provides technical and mechanical know-how for audio guides at Qutub Minar, told PTI that the agency has got a good response.

"We have got a good response at Qutub Minar and the facility would soon be extended to Red Fort in about two months," Bhargava said.