Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Heritage bylaw of civic body to be updated soon

KOCHI: The heritage conservation bylaw of the Kochi Corporation will be updated soon.

The bylaw will be validated by including the guidelines of the Archaeological Survey of India and the existing building rules, civic authorities said here on Tuesday.

Though the Kochi Corporation council had approved the draft bylaw for the preservation of both the natural and cultural heritage of the city five years ago, the authorities had failed to enact it. The latest initiative comes at a time when the civic authorities are left with hardly one month to complete its term in office.

The officials of the southern circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will lead the discussions to be held at Kochi Corporation on Tuesday. Experts in heritage conservation, civic representatives, officials of the town planning, engineering and revenue department of the Kochi Corporation will attend the deliberations. The workshop is jointly hosted by the Town Planning Standing Committee and Centre for Heritage Environment and Development of the Kochi Corporation.

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