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New Delhi : To facilitate enhanced experience for the large numbers of visitors to Gandhi Samadhi at Rajghat in the National Capital, works worth about Rs 3 crore were approved on May 3, 2017.

The proposed works include setting up three digital screens, an Interpretation Centre for interactive learning about the life and works of Mahatma, widening of pathway, providing ramps to provide easy access to differently abled persons, granite flooring, development of 2 meter wide 1.10 km long peripheral pathways around Rajghat, providing seats/benches for visitors, toilets accessible for all, hedge barriers, and Foot Over Bridge across Lotus Pond, according to a PIB release.

Rajghat Samadhi Committee chaired by Minister of Urban Development MVenkaiah Naidu approved these works on May 3. Udit Raj, MP, Rajmohan Gandhi, former MP and grandson of Mahatma Gandhi, Dipak Nair and other members of the Committee attended the meeting. Dipak Nair said “ I have been on this committee for a long period and am pleased with the current efforts for making a visit to Gandhi Samadhi a happy and learning experience.”

Three 46 Inch LED screens will be set up around the Samadhi for displaying visuals relating to the life of Mahatma, National Movement, playing Amrit Vachans and quotes of Gandhiji. Interpretation Centre will have two screens for interactive learning about the life and works of Mahatma through quiz on the life and works of Gandhiji and National Movement, movies, speeches of Gandhiji etc. Naidu asked the CPWD to ensure quality execution of approved works at the earliest.

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