Rs 2.64 crore sanctioned for foolproof security of Patna museum

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Patna, Aug 13 (UNI) With a view to completely overhauling the security parametres of the famous Patna museum, the Bihar government has announced a special grant of Rs 2.64 crore from its own resources for the purpose.

Official sources said here yesterday that in the wake of the recent incidents of terrorist attacks in several important government buildings and heritage sites in different parts of the country, the Bihar government had decided to improve the security parametres of the state museum here by introducing a number of state-of-the-art security gadgets soon.

Since the Patna Museum houses a number of priceless artefacts, age-old sculptures and other important exhibits from time immemorial, the government had decided to ensure foolproof security of the building as well as the artefacts as per international standards and allocated Rs 2.64 crore for this purpose, the sources informed.

Further elaborating, the sources said the Philips India had been entrusted with the job of improving the lighting facilities both within and outside the museum complex, while steps had been taken to install a number of Close-Circuit Television Cameras (CCTVs) and night vision cameras in different stragetic locations of the two-storied palatial building.

Asked whether the government was also considering to improve facilities for the visitors of the museum, particularly the student community, the sources said they were planning to introduce several touch-screen kiosks in the museum to provide more information to the viewers not only about the museum displays but also about the history and cultural heritage of the country, including Bihar.

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