Qutub Minar, Red Fort and Humayun’s Tomb to go solar

Space for panels to be provided inside the monuments


Neha Sethi | April 16, 2010

Qutub Minar, Humayun’s Tomb and Lal Quila in New Delhi will now look up to the sun to meet their energy needs. The three must-see places on the itinerary of most foreign tourists coming for the Commonwealth Games will soon start producing their own solar power for night time lighting.

An Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) official told Governance Now that these three monuments will have their solar power producing systems in place before the Commonwealth Games. “The work on them will start in a month or two,” he said.

He said that the targets of power generation have not been set by the monuments till now, but a decision will be taken soon. “The funds for this will be coming from the central government,” he added.

The official said that ASI will make space available inside the monuments for installing these solar setups. He also added that even though work on them has not started, but the solar power generation units will be functional before the Commonwealth Games begin in October.   




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