Walled City under drone vigil

Jaipur: An aerial survey of the heritage buildings and monuments of the Walled City area of the state capital Jaipur, using drones, will start on Monday with UDH Minister Shanti Dhariwal inaugurate this initiative from Sanganeri Gate at 10 am.

Jaipur Municipal Corporation (JMC) has assigned the task of this survey to Jaipur Smart City Limited (JSCL). The JSCL will start the survey from Monday.

The JSCL team will survey Sanganeri Gate and Jauhri Bazar areas through a drone. Videography will also be done during this period. Encroachments and illegal constructions located near the boundary wall (parkota) of the Walled City at Sanganeri Gate will be identified. “The drone survey of the Walled City will start on Monday from Sananeri Gate and Jaipur Smart City will do this job,” said additional commissioner (headquarters) JMC, Arun Kumar Garg.

UDH Minister had instructed officials on October 7 to conduct surveys and videography in the Walled City by using drones. During this drone survey and videography, multi-storey constructions and encroachments against heritage standards in the walled city area will be listed. After Diwali, strict action will be taken against these squatters where JMC will conduct a major drive against encroachments and illegal constructions.

It may be noted that at UNESCO’s 43rd conference in Baku City of Azerbaijan, Walled City area of Jaipur was included in World Heritage list. In December this year, UNESCO will review World Heritage List again. To maintain the level of the World Heritage List, a plan is being prepared and implemented by the state government for the conservation of the heritage located within this area. The state government has started preparing to take strict measures to protect the heritage of Jaipur’s Walled City after it’s inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list.

The government is planning to introduce new building bylaws for heritage protection and conservation in the Parkota area.