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World Bank team visits Taj Mahal, assesses development plans

Agra: A team from the World Bank on Monday visited the Taj Mahal and some adjoining villages at the rear of the monument across the Yamuna to assess plans for development projects in the area centering around tourism.

Taj Mahal. Getty images

Taj Mahal. Getty images

Principal Secretary (Information) Navneet Sehgal and Director General UP Tourism accompanied the team members who came from eight different countries.

Sehgal said some projects under the World Bank Pro-poor Tourism Plan was discussed.

The area behind the Taj Mahal would be taken up for comprehensive development to provide basic civic amenities for the tourists and benefit the villagers, he said.

Development of the area would help integrate tourism with local needs and open up avenues for gainful employment.

Sehgal along with senior district officials also visited the site of the proposed Mughal museum on Shilpgram road.

Updated Date: May 16, 2016 22:22 PM

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