50 Monuments Of Gujarat Is Set To Be Visually-Impaired-Friendly; ASI

July 17, 2017 Author: Nirmit Sinh

Sun Temple of Modhera, Rani ki Vav in Patan, Diu fort, Dwarka temple and Jama Masjid in Champaner are among 50-odd protected monuments across Gujarat to get installation of  Braille signboards to encourage disable  and disseminate the accurate historical information to them. Said Anil Tiwari, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI

This as Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Gujarat circle, is set to install Braille signboards at around 50 monuments in the state for explaining their historical and cultural significance to the visually-impaired visitors.

Tiwari added it is also necessary from the international standards point of view.“Installation of signboards will start within a month. Such Braille-friendly sites will attract more visually-impaired visitors.” This move comes after Ahmedabad being declared a World Heritage City by UNESCO over a week ago.

Vadodara-based travel enthusiast Arya said, “It is a good initiative, but along with Braille signboards, miniatures of monuments should also be placed somewhere so that the blind can touch and feel them.”