Light & Sound Show near Qutub Minar

q_minarAccording to Zee News, Visitors to the Qutub Minar and other monuments in south Delhi’s Mehrauli area will soon be treated to a light-and-sound show.

The Delhi Development Authority and the Indian Tourism Development Corporation will sign a Memorandum of Understanding under which shows will be held as part of efforts to showcase Delhi’s rich heritage during next year’s Commonwealth Games.

DDA has identified a land near the majestic Qutub Minar, a world heritage site which is visited by at least 10,000 tourists a day, to hold such shows.

Scripted sound and light shows include narratives that help recreate the history of the particular monument.

Officials said the light-and-sound show in Mehrauli will be independent of the Archaeological Survey of India, the statutory body responsible for the conservation of protected monuments.

Sources in the DDA said the terms and conditions of the MoU are still being worked out and the show will commence only after getting due clearance from authorities concerned including ASI. The show is expected to be launched well before the Games.

ITDC was keen on holding the show in Mehrauli as it is home to a number of little-known monuments and mosques. The move is also aimed at attracting more number of tourists to the national capital during the sporting extravaganza.

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