A year after it was set up, heritage conservation panel to finally meet

The committee was created to prepare detailed project reports of important heritage buildings in the city, besides ensuring their proper conservation as well as maintenance. The committee has also been constituted to supervise the architectural preservation plans in City Beautiful and has 18 members

A year after the Chandigarh Heritage Conservation Committee was constituted, its first meeting is going to be held on January 14 to discuss the crucial issues pertaining to the city's heritage buildings.

Earlier, the meeting was scheduled to be held on January 7 but had to be postponed as some of the members, including the representatives of the Ministry of Urban Development and Planning were not able to appear for it.

Sources in the UT Administration say that since it is going to be the first meeting of the committee and is significant from the city's perspective, therefore it was felt that all the members should necessarily be present at this first meeting.

The committee was constituted and was approved by the Ministry of Home Affairs, for preparing detailed project reports of important heritage buildings in the city, besides ensuring their proper conservation as well as maintenance. The committee has also been constituted to supervise the architectural preservation plans in the City Beautiful and has 18 members. The committee, under the chairmanship of KK Sharma, adviser to UT Administrator is constituted on the directions of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs for the preservation of architectural heritage of the city. It also consists of representatives of the Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI).

The committee comprises of chairman and members including UT Home Secretary, UT Finance Secretary and other UT senior officials. It also has a representative of Union Ministry of Home Affairs, Union Ministry of Urban Development, Union Ministry of Culture and State Archeological Department. UT Chief Architect Sumit Kaur is the convener of the Committee.

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