Volume 7 Issue 10 - May 15, 2010
All historical monuments in the country to be made disabled friendly
D.N.I.S. News Network, India: Accessible tourism is the new buzzword of the Tourism Ministry! If its plans are truly implemented, then the Archaeological Survey of India (A.S.I.) will soon find itself busy making all the historical monuments in the country disabled friendly.
Disabled and elderly people today travel extensively. There are about 46.58 million people with reduced mobility who have the economic means to travel and see places. This is untapped business for the tourism industry. This upsurge has prompted the Ministry to push A.S.I. to make all their monuments disabled friendly.
The Ministry has already identified monuments in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur. "We will ensure that all tourist sites in Delhi, Agra and Jaipur are made accessible, especially in view of the upcoming Commonwealth Games,” said Union Tourism Secretary, Sujit Banerjee.
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