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Matter of immense joy, says Modi on Ahmedabad becoming world heritage city

Ahmedabad was in the race for the prestigious title along with Delhi and Mumbai

Press Trust of India  |  Ahmedabad 

Sabarmati River, Ahmedabad
An aerial view of the Sabarmati River, which flows through Ahmedabad. Photo: Yasin D

Chief Minister and president tonight hailed the declaration of as world heritage city by

"Just inscribed as world heritage site: Historic city of #India", said in a tweet tonight.

PM Modi tweeted it is a matter of immense joy for

Expressing delight at the announcement, Rupani said in a tweet, "Thrilled to learn that has been recognised as World heritage city, first of its kind in India".

"Delighted to know that has declared as World Heritage City. Proud moment for every Indian," the president said in a tweet.

was in the race for the prestigious title along with and

The walled city of believed to be founded by Ahmed Shah some six hundred years earlier has 26 ASI-protected structures, hundreds of 'pols' that capture the essence of community living and numerous sites associated with who lived here from 1915 to 1930.

In 1984, the first study for conserving heritage structures was carried out in the city. A heritage cell was also set up by the Municipal Corporation (AMC).

The city had featured in UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage cities on March 31, 2011.

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First Published: Sun, July 09 2017. 12:17 IST