WAH CANTT - The Punjab department of archeology chalked out a plan worth Rs 3.30 million to equip the century-old Taxila Museum with modern security system and installation of safety gadgets.

This was stated by Deputy Director Irshad Hussain of Archeology Department and Museum.  He said the provincial government has approved the plan to equip Taxila Museum with modern security system and released a sum of Rs 3.30 million to complete this project. He said the project is expected to complete within two months.

The project is part of “Taxila to Swat Conservation of Sites project” under a project launched by Ministry of Culture in year 2003 with Rs 300 million for preservation of ancient sites from Taxila to Swat area.

He said that a control room has already constructed in Taxila Museum campus to facilitate this project. He said the provincial department of archeology and Museum has approved the plan for installation of modern security system in Taxila Museum for the safety and security of centuries old priceless and rare artifacts of ancient Buddhist civilization of BC era including Buddha statues. 

Under the plan four different security gadgets would be installed, as many as 28 CCTV cameras inside and outside the museum building, besides installing two walk through gates at the entry point. Fire warning alarms and burglar alarm would be installed at the museum building and treasure store room.