Ahmedabad civic body seals 23 heritage properties
Coming down heavily on illegal demolitions of listed heritage properties in the core Walled City zone the heritage and estate departments of the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) sealed 23 properties on Wednesday. These heritage property owners were being issued repeated notices to stall illegal construction and demolition of heritage properties.
Of the 23 buildings, four heritage structures were completely replaced by commercial buildings, while in two cases there were open plots. At a majority of heritage properties, construction was on without seeking permission from the Heritage Conservation Committee (HCC) at the AMC. Earlier in June, the estate department had sealed eight properties citing similar reasons.
The drastic step comes after a rapid visual survey of 489 listed heritage properties in February this year revealed that 38 buildings were demolished, at 11 sites there were just open plots, in case of 50 properties new modern additions were being made that were incongruous to the original heritage building.