Heritage development projects approved for 8 cities at a cost of Rs.431 cr

tajBy Accommodation Times News Services

Action Plans under Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) for eight missions cities have been approved at a total cost of Rs.431 cr. HRIDAY National Empowered Committee chaired by Shri Madhusudhana Prasad, Secretary(Urban Development) today approved the action plans for Varanasi, Mathura, Ajmer, Dwaraka(Gujarat), Badami (karnataka), Warangal(Telangana), Amaravati(Andhra Pradesh) and Vellankini(Tamil Nadu) after detailed presentations by officials of respective cities and state governments.

The action plans approved broadly seek to conserve and develop core heritage assets of respective cities besides improving sanitation through solid waste management, easy access through signages and better mobility, interpretation centres, landscaping, provision of green spaces etc.

While some projects for some of these cities were approved and funds released earlier, comprehensive action plans were cleared today.

Various cities have been divided into different zones for taking up different infrastructure development projects for enhancing the appeal of mission cities which are centres of rich cultural heritage.

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