ASI pact with Ahmedabad civic body to preserve Guj monuments
New Delhi: In perhaps the first pact of its
kind, the Archaeological Survey of India and the Ahmedabad
Municipal Corporation on Thursday joined hands to preserve ancient
monuments and sites in the key Gujarat city.
A Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Gautam
Sen Gupta, Director General, Archaeological survey of India
and I P Gautam, Municipal Commissioner, Ahmedabad, for
cooperation to preserve ancient monuments and sites and
revitalise heritage precincts in the city, a Gujarat
government official said.
"Ahmedabad is the first city in India which has signed MoU
with ASI for preserving ancient monuments and sites," he said.
Ahmedabad, which celebrates 600 years if its foundation,
has more than 50 national monuments controlled by ASI.
The MoU will help enhance beauty of the monuments and turn
Ahmedabad into a key destination to attract tourists, an
official statement said quoting Gautam.
The origin of most of the historical monuments of
Ahmedabad can be traced back to the 15th century, he said.
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