Ahmedabad City

Ahmedabad City

Ahmedabad’s pioneering efforts for revitalizing the heritage of old city for over 2 decades are noteworthy. It is the first municipality in India to have set up a Heritage Cell within the municipal system. As a result, the heritage cell began listing 12000 heritage buildings and formulating necessary heritage regulations and incentives for the restoration and revitalization of these listed heritage properties. The municipal corporation developed partnerships with various organizations and foreign governments to tap into their resources for the heritage movement within the Ahmedabad city, for example - restoration drive of many heritage buildings in the walled city in collaboration with French Government, ongoing collaboration with the city of Valladolid in Spain, the landmark project of “Bhadra Fort Plaza development”, actively supporting various ongoing community-based projects and so on.  Ahmedabad is also the first Indian city to be nominated in Unesco’s Tentative list of World Heritage Sites.