Hotels to be Removed from Sonar Fort, Jaisalmer

Hotels to be Removed from Sonar FortJaisalmerAccording to news reports, the district authorities in Jaisalmer, Rajasthan have started preparations to ban hotels and restaurants functioning in the Sonar Fort, one of the living forts in the world. Plans are also being made to make the Fort a horn-free and polythene-free zone.

The report further stated that in a recent meeting held in Jaipur on conservation, under the chairmanship of Aditi Mehta, Additional Chief Secretary, Art and Culture, the Jaisalmer District Administration and Municipal Council, hotels and restaurants have been directed to shift outside as they are the main reason for seepage of drain water into the foundation of the historic structure.

Parshuram Dhanka, Additional District Collector, who was present at the meeting, said that it has been decided to serve notices to hotels for closing down their activities.

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