Good news for the people of Agra because there will soon be a skywalk connecting the two landmarks the Taj Mahal and the Agra Fort.
Reports say that if everything goes according to the plan it will not take much time to build this masterpiece. UP tourism department has already begun work on the design of the project and it will cost around Rs. 50 crore.
The skywalk will begin from Shah Jahan garden near the Taj and end at Agra Fort, connecting both the monuments. According to tourism officials, the World Bank will partner India in this project. Sources informed that International Centre for Sustainable Cities has been given the contract to prepare a detailed report of the project.
According to the officials, the purpose of the skywalk will be to save the tourists from the heavy traffic between the two megastructures. At present there is no particular road for the pedestrians and the skywalk will be a convenient 2 km. pathway. “The skywalk will be built near Victoria Park at Shah Garden.
It will be a round structure 25 feet above the ground connected by escalators and stairs. After climbing to the top, tourists will walk to the other side.” the official said. It will be an eco-friendly shaded stone pathway. The shade will be provided by the branches of the trees planted next to the pathways.
It will be a big relief for the locals and the tourists and will avoid unnecessary hustle between the two structures. The work will start after the confirmation and funds from World Bank is received.