Tour operators ask govt to curb unapproved digging at ancient Nalanda University

The alleged unapproved digging of land near ancient Nalanda University has prompted the All India Tour Operators Association (ABTO) to urge the state government to take action in this regard so that no such irregularities take place around the UNESCO World Heritage site.

There have been widespread concerns over the alleged destruction of antiquities and archaeological evidence of ancient infrastructures at Nalanda University.

In a letter addressed to Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar, the state tourism board, ministry of tourism and the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI), Patna Circle, the ABTO argued that people from more than two dozen Buddhist