The World Heritage City of Ahmedabad is struggling to keep its legacy intact in the fight between the past and the future. The Vadodara circle of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has issued a notice to the Western Railway authorities in connection with construction work under way within the 300 metre periphery of the 16th century brick minarets at the Kalupur railway station.
The ASI notice to the divisional railway manager (DRM) warns of an FIR if the construction work is not stopped. While the ASI officials refused to comment, sources aware of the developments said that the work for laying pit lines began six months ago near platform 1. The aim of the project is to speed up the cleaning of coaches’ sewage.
“A high-level meeting had taken place on Thursday in which the railways assured quick action in the matter,” said an official. “ASI and railways are arms of the central government and both the sides wish an amicable solution.” The official said that the railways need to get a ‘no-objection certificate’ to proceed. Read More
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