Tag: Heritage buildings

Lansdowne Building fenced with iron mesh
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Lansdowne Building fenced with iron mesh

August 30, 2020

700-metre barrier to ban public entry; MCC puts brakes on illegal activities Mysore/Mysuru: No more illegal activities inside the dilapidated Lansdowne Building in the heart of the city as the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) has banned public entry by fencing the building from the front and sides that were also being used as a garbage…

DPR to repair Dodda Gadiyara to be ready in 3-4 months
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DPR to repair Dodda Gadiyara to be ready in 3-4 months

August 30, 2020

Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is preparing a Detailed Project Report (DPR) to list out what needs to be done to conserve the historic Silver Jubilee Clock Tower, popularly known as Dodda Gadiyara among the citizens, in the wake of structural damages due to vagaries of weather and lack of maintenance. This imposing structure…

MCC moots ‘Heritage Cess’
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MCC moots ‘Heritage Cess’

August 26, 2020

To collect Re. 1 or Rs. 2 extra from tourists visiting Palace, Zoo for conservation of existing historic structures Mysore/Mysuru: The Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is contemplating to levy ‘Heritage Cess’ on tourists to generate resources for restoration and conservation of the surviving heritage structures in city. If approved, the MCC perhaps, will become the…

Mayor visits Devaraja Market
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Mayor visits Devaraja Market

February 7, 2020

Says demolition best choice: Proposal will be sent to Government on Monday Mysore/Mysuru: The  Mysuru City Corporation (MCC), which is hell-bent on demolishing the century-old Devaraja Market and the tenants, who are paying rent to the MCC for shops and slots in the Market are set for another showdown over the issue of demolition.  The…

Government House Heritage Arch conservation works begin
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Government House Heritage Arch conservation works begin

December 17, 2019

Mysuru: Following reports that the unscientific widening of the Bengaluru-Nilgiris Road (B.N. Road) has endangered the Heritage Arch at the entrance of the Government Guest House in Nazarbad, the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) began the civil works for erection of safety grills to the Arch this morning. The District Special Heritage Committee headed by the…

Heritage monument mapping begins in Varuna
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Heritage monument mapping begins in Varuna

December 8, 2019

Mysuru: The Department of Archaeology, Museums and Heritage has embarked on a survey to map and document nearly 25,000 historical structures in Karnataka to update the list of protected monuments. As of now, the list has only 844 structures with many historically important monuments missing out.  The exercise will cover Temples, forts, Dargahs, Mosques, palaces,…

An apology of a Fence
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An apology of a Fence

November 4, 2019

Mysuru’s heritage properties are victimised by modern expansion, official apathy, lack of concern and a total lack of knowledge about the structures built by the erstwhile Wadiyars. These properties are, however, crucial in helping Mysureans to connect with their past. While the heritage structures that dot the city get some attention, the least attention is…

Mysore’s beautiful Arches and Gateways now an eyesore
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Mysore’s beautiful Arches and Gateways now an eyesore

September 29, 2019

Mysuru: Apart from being home to many heritage buildings and structures of historical and architectural value, Mysuru is also known for its majestic arches, pillars and gateways. These architectural marvels, which are a treat to watch, are the gifts from Wadiyars, the erstwhile rulers of Mysuru. Having given importance to art and culture, Wadiyars made…

Minister for protection of heritage buildings
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Minister for protection of heritage buildings

September 29, 2019

Mysuru: Speaking to reporters after inaugurating the expo at JSS Urban Haat, Tourism Minister C.T. Ravi disclosed that he had sought funds from the Union Government to protect over 180 heritage buildings in city, all of which have historical importance of decades.  He added that he had appealed the Union Tourism Minister Prahlad Singh Patel…

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