A QR code will be installed at the entrance of the famous Ajanta Caves in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, to give visitors information about the paintings there, a senior official with the Archaeological Survey of India said on Monday. Stated.
ASI is working to make the system available before the city hosts a G20-related event, officials said.
As part of India’s G20 presidency, the Women 20 (W20) ‘First Inception Meeting’ will be held in the city next month.
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Women 20 was established in 2015 to ensure that gender considerations are taken into account at the G20 discussions.
A 5th-century Ajanta cave painting depicts the story of the Jatakas. They are in dark areas of caves that take time for the human eye to adapt. Officials said ASI will provide tourists with her QR code so they can learn more about the painting they are about to see.
“Tourists stay in the cave for up to 10 minutes to see the paintings. It will take time,” said ASI archaeologist Milan Kumar Chawri. PTI.
A QR code will be placed outside the cave, and temporary internet connectivity will also be available at the rocky site, he said.
“Tourists can scan the code to find out more about the cave, paintings of that cave and Jataka stories associated with it,” Chorley said.
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“We are working on the data that needs to be uploaded to the QR code. Basic work on this project is expected to be completed before the W20 meeting of the G20 in Aurangabad next month,” he added. I was.
The project also aims to reduce the amount of time visitors spend inside the Ajanta Caves, as humidity builds up due to too many tourists, affecting ancient paintings.
General details of Devgiri (Daulatabad), Bibi Ka Maqbara, Ellora caves and Aurangabad caves will also be available in multiple languages through QR codes, Chauley said.
Aurangabad Municipal Commissioner Abhijeet Chowdhury also asked the authorities to display data of historical sites in Aurangabad city via QR codes, another official said. The work will be done through Aurangabad Smart City Development Corporation Limited.