Aga Khan Trust for Culture in public-private partnership for regeneration of Humayun’s Tomb-Nizamuddin Basti-Sundar nursery area
Delhi, India, 11 July 2007 - An agreement on a Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for the revitalisation of the Nizamuddin district of India’s capital was signed today. To be carried out by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture and the Aga Khan Foundation in partnership with the Archaeological Survey of India, the Central Public Works Department and the Municipal Corporation of Delhi, the project will not only preserve and rehabilitate landmark buildings in Nizamuddin, but work to improve living standards for inhabitants of the area. The project, which is expected to run from 2007 to 2012, will focus in three main areas:
- Conservation: Rehabilitation will be carried out on several cultural heritage buildings in areas near Humayun’s Tomb, Nizamuddin Basti and the Sundar Nursery,
- Urban Regeneration: The project includes proposals to carry out environmental upgrading of the Nullah along the Basti, enhancement of the parks/ open space within the Basti and the upgrading of the Sundar Nursery to allow greater public access,
- Socio-economic Development: In the Nizamuddin Basti, the project will work to strengthen basic services in the three core areas of health, education and environmental sanitation.
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