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City heritage lost in delays, list may need to be trimmed

mumbai Updated: Sep 02, 2012 00:58 IST
Reetika Subramanian

The six-year time lapse between surveying and publishing the civic body’s proposed heritage list, which includes 868 new structures, and redevelopment of some of them during this period, could bring down the number of sites on the list, officials said on Saturday.

They pointed out that the state government would be given the final list after an in-depth scrutiny of each site and organising a public hearing.

Municipal commissioner Sitaram Kunte said a three-member committee might be formed for this process. “Decisions will be taken on merit. The public will be given a fair chance to submit their objections and suggestions,” said Kunte.

“Since considerable time has been lost between preparing the list and publishing it, an in-depth review of each site will be conducted before including them in the final list,” said a senior state government official. “The process might take a couple of years to be completed.”