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LG directs agencies to clear encroachment near Humayun's Tomb

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Saturday stressed that to prevent encroachment and also to improve aesthetics around the Humayun's Tomb and Nizamuddin Dargah, agencies/stakeholders must explore installation of street furniture and benches.
Accompanied by Principal Secretary (Urban Development), Tourism Secretary, South Delhi Municipal Commissioner, Special Commissioner of Police (Law and Order), Engineer-in-Chief of PWD and a representative from Archaeological Survey of India, Baijal visited Rajghat area, Humayun'sTomb and Nizamuddin Dargah.
During his inspection of Rajghat, Baijal directed the Principal Secretary that all central verges around the area and parks must be properly maintained in the effort to improve the overall aesthetics.
The LG further instructed that proper cleanliness and signages should be the top focus and told officers to ensure proper re-carpeting of the roads leading to Rajghat. Later, Baijal inspected Humayun's Tomb-Nizamuddin area and its surroundings.
South Delhi Municipal Commissioner informed him that two parking lots would be shortly developed in the peripheral areas of Nizamuddin Basti, which would help resolve the problem of illegal parking and traffic congestion.
Baijal asked the Commissioner to make arrangements for parking of buses during the annual Urs at the parking site developed over Sunehri Nallah, which is being underutilised by Delhi Integrated Multi-Modal Transit System (DIMTS) Ltd.
This, he said, would help relieve the area of crowds and provide convenience to Urs pilgrims.
Baijal also stated that the required inter-departmental co-ordination should commence immediately for creation of additional facilities, such as shelters, toilets, cooking areas etc for convenience of pilgrims.
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