The UNESCO Office in New Delhi has expressed that the Jaipur World Heritage project will be seen as a model for other historic cities in India and South Asia. The statement came after the recent review meeting held in Delhi on the Special Heritage Plan conferred by Jaipur Municipal Corporation. The Jaipur project is the first initiative in the South Asia region to preserve the urban landscape of a vast 710-hectare estate.
The document uploaded on the subject on the UNESCO website states that this new project in India is one of the largest in magnitude. “Jaipur city is endeavouring to develop a system and detailed technical guidelines for the city considered a world heritage site. A detailed inventory of each building and its various elements, including socioeconomic relations with the local population, will be prepared to understand the distinctive characteristics of each street/area. The unique setting of the densely populated city of more than three million people interspersed with more than 100,000 worthwhile historical structures,” read the document.
R K Vijayvargia, the chief town planner, said that each one conservation planning within the area is completed to revive the old architectural glory while keeping traditions and customs intact. “The magnitude of the project is very large. Detailed documentation and site mapping are in progress. Architectural control guidelines are being formulated along with a list of heritage attributes and door-to-door socioeconomic data will ensure that the project becomes a model for the world. or-to-door socioeconomic data will ensure that the project becomes a model for the world.