Book your ticket to Qutub online

Updated on Jan 27, 2010 11:53 PM IST

Planning a weekend visit with your family to Qutub Minar or the Red Fort? Just log on to the Internet and get the entrance tickets online.

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Hindustan Times | By, New Delhi

Planning a weekend visit with your family to Qutub Minar or the Red Fort? Just log on to the Internet and get the entrance tickets online.

This facility would soon be available to the people, who will not have to stand in queue to get a common entry ticket.

The facility would cover all Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) protected monuments across the country.

“The recently introduced common entry tickets have received a very good response. Now, these tickets would be available online,” said Jawahar Sircar, Secretary (Culture), on Wednesday.

Stating that it was an initiative of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who also holds the portfolio of Culture Ministry, Sircar said the ASI monuments would soon get communicative signage, telling visitors about the importance of the places.

He was speaking at the silver jubilee celebrations of Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), a non-profit organization working in the field of conservation.

The day also marked the NGO’s two-day All India State Convener’s Meet.

“Delhi has the largest number of monuments (but) heritage should not just mean monuments. Water bodies are equally important,” said Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit. “There was a time when Delhi had more than 325 water bodies. Of these, few have been used for constructing houses.”

Praising INTACH for its 25 years of work, Dikshit said funds for heritage conservation should not be a problem at all.

“The government should help a good cause. I recommend on behalf of INTACH that the Ministry, the ASI and also the (Delhi) state can give money for conservation work,” she assured.

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