DNA | Last Modified - Jun 08, 2011, 04:53 AM IST
Jaipur: Next time you visit the pink city to take a peek at heritage monuments, you can expect more cleanliness and better maintenance as the archaeology department has now decided to rope in private partner to entrust the work of hygiene and maintenance of the heritage sites like Albert Hall, Jantar Mantar and Hawa Mahal.
"The private player will keep his own work force and equipment to clean these places. The workers will be deputed at various sites during the day time to keep a watch on those littering inside or near heritage sites and will clean up the place immediately," an official of archaeology department said.
After the several complaints made by the tourists regarding the unhygienic conditions prevailing at heritage sites particularly Albert Hall, the archaeology department has woke up from deep slumber. "Due to smell emanating from the nearby zoo, the tourists face a lot of inconvenience. The unhygienic condition prevailing inside the museums and around Albert Hall is adding on to the woes of the people. Although the condition has improved at Jantar Mantar, but it is not satisfactory if compared to the maintenance of other heritage sites elsewhere. We welcome the new move and hope that the effect will be visible soon," said tour operator Rajendra Singh.
The officials are planning to extend the new scheme to Amber Fort in near future. "If change is witnessed in present state of affairs and condition improves at the heritage sites, then we would soon hire private player for Amber Fort also.