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Lahore's Walled City getting a makeover to boost tourism

Lahore's Walled City getting a makeover to boost tourism
20 Sep 2013

Major renovation work is taking place in Lahore's Walled City in India in order to make the area more attractive to tourists. 

Modern commercial activity, much of it illegal, has impacted on the beauty of the Mughal era wall and 12 gates encircling the city, but the local authority is hoping to reverse some of the damage, the BBC reports.

Improvements funded by the Punjab government and the World Bank include re-routing masses of electricity cables underground, re-laying authentic-looking Mughal-style terracotta tiles and bricks, and carving new wooden door frames. 

The first of four renovation projects in Lahore, the work is due to be completed by the end of the year. 

'[Tourism has] always been about monuments, museums and dead places. The Walled City is a living and vibrant side of our culture, but we have never showcased it to the world,' the local authority's Kamran Lashari told the news provider. ADNFCR-408-ID-801640211-ADNFCR

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