"We need to engage them (tourists) more. We can have more light and sound shows, exhibitions and even plays late evening to draw more tourists, it will increase the footfall considerably," an official said.
Superintendent (Archaeological) V S Rawat told Chandigarh Newsline that after the land was transferred, a meeting was held by the ASI where it was decided that following its acquisition, the land would be declared ‘protective’.
It said, the move, aimed at supporting the Centre's 'Digital India' initiative, will facilitate digitisation of ASI's service offerings, thereby providing fast track access and a world-class e-ticket booking experience to visitors.
Officials said the the lake will be recharged during the monsoon with rainwater. “If the monsoon this year is not good, we will talk to the Delhi Jal Board to supply water to the moat,” said an ASI engineer.
The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a notice to WR, stating that it was violative of the Protected Monuments Act because it is within 100 metres of the twin brick minarets at the Ahmedabad railway station which date back to the 16th century.