Chandigarh, November 5
The Chandigarh administration has decided to formulate a list of heritage buildings in the city for their preservation and maintenance.

A meeting in this regard was held today under the chairmanship of UT Finance-cum-Planning Secretary Sanjay Kumar. It was deliberated to initiate an exercise to compile a list of local heritage buildings of which a final list of buildings will be made for projection of the city’s heritage buildings.

The Finance Secretary said the city was known internationally for its architecture and urban planning and there was a need to preserve it. The agenda will be prepared in a month and would be discussed with the members of the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ministry of Cultural Affairs for their recommendations.

Deliberations were made to look at the city beyond Le Corbusier planning and take along the historical importance of the city at the world level giving it a universal value.

The Finance Secretary said the city’s heritage list would help the administration to focus and concentrate on the identified buildings and take necessary steps for their restoration. Various important buildings like the Capitol Complex, the Government Museum and the Art Gallery, the College of Architecture, the College of Art and the Government Press, which are still being used as per their original use and are living monuments, would get due recognition after the exercise is over.

Source: Tribune News Service