Friday, March 6, 2009

A New Look to Heritage structures in Delhi before CWG

Over 90 little known unprotected monuments in the national capital will sport a new look before the 2010 Commonwealth Games as Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has started conserving and documenting the heritage structures which would be major tourist attractions during the mega sporting event.

Heritage buildings and structures such as Delhi Gate, Mutiny Memorial, Dara Shikoh Library building, Maqbara Park, Bijri Khan's Tomb, Munda Gumbad, Mir Taqi's Tomb, Bara Khamba and The Begam's Bagh are among the 92 monuments which will be conserved and developed by the INTACH .

Delhi government and INTACH had signed a MoU for the purpose.

Most of the 92 identified structures are located on the route of the stadia of the Commonwealth Games.

The nodal agency for conservation of monuments has also started the process of preparing a site plan of monuments showing all topographic features and structures up to a radius of 150 km.

"We have started the process of documenting all the 92 monuments. The documents will have every single detail, including measurements about the heritage structures. The structures will also be photo documented," INTACH Delhi chapter convener AGK Menon said.


aditya said...

which monuments? where they are? help please i am looking for the list.