Aurangabad to revamp heritage structures

The Aurangabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is planning to approach the state government for sanctioning funds worth Rs 11 crore for the beautification of heritage sites in its jurisdiction and carrying out work on diverting traffic around them. Besides, the civic body is also planning to ask the state government to provide funds to the tune of 2% of the AMC’s total budget for the maintenance work of the heritage structures.

The issue came up for discussion on Wednesday during a meeting of the officials of civic body, state archeological department officials and Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC).

“The work of traffic diversion is likely to begin in the next two months,” said Jayant Deshpande, chairman of the civic body’s heritage conservation committee. “There are as many as 144 heritage sites in the city that come under the jurisdiction of AMC. However, more heritage sites have been identified which will be added in the existing list,” Deshpande said.

Full report here Times of India


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