With the mandate to preserve the character of the heritage city and facilitate inclusive urban development, we were responsible for planning, advising, and supporting the City Mission Directorate for the successful implementation of the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) scheme. The work included situation assessment & infrastructure gap assessment; identification and finalisation of priority heritage areas; preparation of city-specific toolkits for evaluation, and review & evaluation of DPRs for projects executed under the scheme.
Key projects identified included integrated landscape, interpretation, and visitor amenities; environmental improvement and restoration of the river Musa as well as the revival of Pokharis/ ponds, etc. Innovative solutions were provided for re-organising space usage for commercial, cultural, and social activities through improved mobility; landscape development in the identified heritage zone; local capacity enhancement for heritage-based industry, and visitor management plan.
- Planning, development, and implementation of heritage-sensitive infrastructure
- Develop and document a heritage asset inventory of cities – natural, cultural, living and built heritage as a basis for urban planning, growth, and service provision & delivery
- Local capacity enhancement for inclusive heritage-based industry
- Urban heritage adaptive rehabilitation and maintenance, including appropriate technologies for historic buildings retrofitting
- Establish and manage effective public-private partnership for adaptive urban rehabilitation