Khusro Bagh now open for locals | Allahabad News

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Prayagraj: Morning walkers, especially those residing in the old city area of the Sangam city, now have a reason to smile. After around six months, the gates of the Khusro Bagh of the city was opened for the morning walkers from Monday. The bagh, which has the tomb of Khusrau Mirza, Jahangir’s eldest son, would remain open for two hours in the morning.
This bagh is under the protection of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and was closed since March 22, the day when the nation followed Janata curfew.
“There was a long-standing demand of the local populace, who used to visit the park everyday in the morning hours for walking and practising Yoga etc. Thus, we decided to open the same for two hours, which could be increased as and when the authorities decide”, said officer in charge ASI, Arvind Tiwari. On day one of the opening, 464 people arrived at the garden, he added.
The official added that the morning walkers, who visited the garden, were seen following the norms like wearing of mask and social distancing and we allowed only those who were wearing masks.
Situated over forty acres and shaped as a quadrangle, it includes the tombs of Shah Begum (born Manbhawati Bai and died in 1604) who was Jahangir’s Rajput wife and the daughter of Maharaja Bhagwant Das. The other tomb is of Begum’s son and Jahangir’s eldest son Khusrau Mirza (died 1622) and her sister Nithar Begum (died 1624).
As the park, which is located near the Prayagraj junction, it is very popular to the residence of Chowk, Khuldabad, Nakhaskhona etc. It is visited by over thousand persons every day. It was kept locked even during the phase when nation was ‘unlocking’ and other parks of the city were being opened.
Haji Manjar Karrar, a resident of Ranimandi, welcomed the decision. He said that the garden should be opened daily from morning to evening.
Lukerganj resident RS Tiwari says this is the most appropriate decision in terms of health. Bhusaili Tola resident Prem Kumar says that when other parks could be opened, why not Khusro bagh and now as the park is opened only for two hours, half the city will be relieved.



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