Hyderabad: The Qutb Shahi tombs in the city, which finds place in the Union Budget list of nine heritage sites for special trust, can now hope to get the elusive world heritage tag.
Spread over 80 acre, the Quli Qutb Shah Archaeological Park is one of the most significant medieval necropolises in India.
Director of Archaeology, Ms Sunita M. Bhagwat, welcomed the Cent-re’s decision. “We have a tie-up with the Aga Khan Foundation and the Centre’s support will improve the great heritage site,” she said.
The Aga Khan Trust had signed an MoU with the TS government for Rs 90 crore aid for restoring the tombs.