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Thursday, 28 September 2017

Heritage bldgs to get QR code

The next time you are intrigued by a heritage structure in south Mumbai, all you will have to do is use your smartphone’s camera to find out more about it. The department of tourism is soon planning to equip all heritage structures in south Mumbai with a QR code that will provide detailed information and pictures of the structure on one’s phone.

State minister for tourism Jaykumar Rawal said that the technology will be handy for tourists. He added, “Since Mumbai has a number of heritage buildings with a rich history, there is a need to provide this information to tourists especially international tourists. Right from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus to Horniman Circle, there are many heritage structures in the area.”

Rawal took a heritage walk, organised by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC), around the area to mark World Tourism Day on Wednesday. Minister of state for tourism Madan Yerawar accompanied Rawal.

Rawal added that the tourism department has started training guides to promote tourism. He said that 20 guides each from four cities — Mumbai, Pune, Aurangabad and Sindhudurg — have been selected for training in the first phase. He also said that the government is planning to introduce battery-operated vehicles at tourist spots to curb pollution and provide job opportunities.

Source: DNA-28th September,2017