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Day: November 14, 2019

Smart Heritage Conservation

Unlike many of the 99 other cities that have been picked for redevelopment as smart cities in the first instance, laid-back and leisurely Udaipur may have had a head start in its tryst with modernity.
The picturesque city of seven lakes and many hills of the Aravalli Range boasts of a the population of approximately 5 lakh, relatively few vehicles, comparatively clean air and a well-earned reputation as a favored tourist destination with a rich heritage, attracting every year global and Indian tourists in numbers twice that of the city’s own population. That said, however, Udaipur, once known as ‘Venice of the East’, has to work at keeping its heritage intact during the retrofitting drive to be undertaken in the heart of the city, where many structures of historical and tourist importance exist and which are the focus of the Smart City Project.

Udaipur has strong historic built fabric along the Pichhola lake, mainly visible within the walled city, which is also its most visited part. The aim is to build upon the city‘s centuries-old history by proposing a conservation area in the walled city to ensure any development is undertaken in a sensitive manner and to use the built environment to promote the city and its identity.


“Eternal Udaipur: World’s  favorite Lakeside Heritage City”
The underlying philosophy of the Vision statement: Udaipur has been known as the Venice of the East for its unique setting of beautiful lakes and heritage architecture. While conserving its rich, legacy the city would also innovate and adapt to the changing global environment to remain timeless in its appeal. It would thus create an urban ecosystem that encourages the existing residents, institutions, and businesses to thrive, while also emerging as an attractive destination for new inhabitants from across the world. With this vision in mind, the following projects have been  taken up to restore the City back to its pristine glory:

 Conservation & Development Works of Heritage façade, Lighting & Signage’s for
Historic Bazaars in the Walled City, Udaipur under package for Udaipur Smart City Project Phases-I and II
 Conservation & Development Works of Historic Gates in the Walled City of Udaipur
 Conservation & Development Works of Fortification Walls in the Walled City of Udaipur
 Conservation & Development Works of Heritage façade, Lighting & Signage’s for Ghats in the Walled City, Udaipur under package for Udaipur Smart City Project Phase-II

A brief about each Project highlighting the salient features is enumerated below: Conservation & Development Works of Heritage façade, Lighting & Signage’s for Historic Bazaars in the Walled City, Udaipur
This package is directed to conserve, restore and redevelop various parts of the entire Heritage sites proposed within the Walled city area of Udaipur.

This package is proposed for the purpose of Facade Improvement & Conservation of Seven
Bazaars in Udaipur namely

1. City Palace to Jagdish Chowk

2. Jagdish Chowk to Ghantaghar

3. Ghantaghar to MotiChouhatta

4. Jagdish Chowk to GangaurGhat

5. Bada Bazaar, 6.

Bhatiyani Chauhatta and 7. Chandpol & around Lanes at an estimated expenditure
amounting to INR 10.45 Crores

Importance of the Project
 Conservation of Traditional Character of the Market–With changing trends of building construction, traditional architecture of the old city is transforming & losing its character.

 Development & Upgradation of Physical Infrastructure – With the increase in the number of people visiting these markets new infrastructure needs of the place need upgradation.

 Developing Tourist Amenities – Lacs of local and foreign tourist visiting Udaipur visit these market places. Developing new amenities for the tourist will provide pleasantly experience for tourist in the city

 Uniform development and branding of city bazaars – Creating a uniform development and providing standard designs for street furniture, Signage, etc which merge with the character and profile of the city Conservation & Development Works of Historic Gates in the Walled City of Udaipur.

This package is directed to conserve, restore and redevelop various parts of the entire Heritage sites proposed within the Walled city area of Udaipur.

This package is proposed for the purpose of Conservation of following Nine Gates in Udaipur with an estimated expenditure amounting to Rs.6.04 Crores.
 Sattapol
 Chandpol
 Ambapol
 Ram Pole
 Udaipol
 Delhi Gate
 Hathipol
 Kishanpol
 Brahmpol

Conservation & Development Works of Fortification Walls in the Walled City of Udaipur
This package is directed to conserve, restore and redevelop various parts of the entire Heritage sites proposed within the Walled city area of Udaipur.

This package is proposed for the purpose of Facade Improvement & Conservation of following Five Walls in Udaipur with an estimated expenditure amounting to Rs.8.35 Crores.
 Nai Pulia to Swaroop Sagar Pal
 Kishanpol to Jal burj
 Udaipol to Kishanpol
 Gangaur Ghat to Dhobi Ghat
 Brahmapol to Chandpol

Conservation & Development Works of Heritage façade, Lighting & Signage’s for Ghats in the Walled City, Udaipur under package for Udaipur Smart City Project Phase-II
This package is directed to conserve, restore and redevelop various parts of the entire Heritage sites proposed within the Walled city area of Udaipur.
This package is proposed for the purpose of Facade Improvement & Conservation of following Eight Ghats in Udaipur with an estimated expenditure amounting to Rs.3.26 Crores.

 Chand Pol to Satta Pol-I
 Chand Pol to Satta Pol- II
 Parshu Ghat
 Gangaur Ghat
 Lal Ghat
 Hanuman Ghat
 Dhobi Ghat near Nai Pulia
 Imli Ghat

USCL’s team with the help of heritage conservation experts is trying its best to maintain the originality of the city and to save the inherent character and feel of the city along with the provision of most modern infrastructure/ facilities to the people residing in these areas, to the best possible extent.

We at USCL are further committed to making Udaipur as one of the best Heritage Cities in the world.

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Government of India has now announced the list of 20 cities selected to be taken up for development as smart cities in Round 1 of the Smart City Programme out of the 97 competing cities. On the basis of the scoring done by the panel of experts, the top 20 cities have been selected for funding in the current financial year (2015-16).

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