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Centre to prepare short movies to showcase work in 12 heritage cities

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Work done by the government in 12 heritage cities in the last four years will be shown through short movies prepared in coordination with the of India (NFDC), an said.

Under the National Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY), Ajmer, Amaravati, Amritsar, Badami, Dwaraka, Gaya, Kanchipuram, Mathura, Puri, Varanasi, and have been selected.

The said that as per the plan, once the works are completed in these cities, an overall short movie will also be prepared in coordination with

The Housing and Urban Affairs ministry, which is mandated to implement the scheme, had launched HRIDAY in January 2015 with a focus on holistic development of heritage cities.

Although the duration of the scheme is four years completing in November this year, the ministry is likely to extend it as number of projects are underway in cities.

"The ministry has joined hands with to prepare 12 short movies on every individual city to showcase works done under HRIDAY.An overall short movie will also be prepared once all projects works are completed under the scheme," an said.

HRIDAY aims at creating civic, tourism and around heritage assets in order to provide citizens and tourists with an enhanced experience

Official said that under HRIDAY, a total of 63 projects are being executed and out of these, 20 projects have already been completed while 10 to 15 projects are to complete in October this year.

Projects are being executed with a total outlay of Rs 500 crore.

"Short movies are good mode of communication through which change in these cities after implementation of HRIDAY can be felt by people," he also said.

According to the ministry, various type of infrastructure projects undertaken in HRIDAY include road and accessibility to heritage sites, drinking water stations, street furniture, street lights, sanitation, drainage, information kiosks and urban renewal through upliftment of facades of heritage buildings, creation of heritage walks among others.

For instance, SubhashUdyan in Ajmer city has witnessed a lot of change under the scheme, official added.

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First Published: Sun, October 07 2018. 13:00 IST