Over 170 sites and monuments in Delhi have been declared as “monuments of national importance”, said the Culture Minister Prahlad Patel on Tuesday.

While answering to a query in the Rajya Sabha, Mr. Patel said that the incurred expenditure on preservation, conservation, and environmental development of centrally protected sites and monuments in the national capital in 2018 was Rs. 31.87 crores.  

He continued that 174 sites and monuments are declared as “monuments of national importance” in Delhi, under the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 1958.

The tomb of Ghaziuddin Khan, Delhi Gate, Ajmeri Gate, and Kotla Firoz Shah are some centrally protected sites in the national capital. Two important monuments names Inchla Wali Gumit – Mubarakpur Kotla, and Bara Khamba Cemetery have been considered as untraceable, added Mr. Patel.    

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