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Government of India
Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs
09-March-2011 18:28 IST
Heritage Structures Affected by Delhi Metro Project Works
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) Ltd., has reported that a proposal for underground alignment of Central Secretariat – Kashmere Gate corridor of Delhi Metro Phase-III project was submitted to the Archeological Survey of India (ASI) for their approval. ASI has forwarded the same to the Special Secretary (Urban Development), Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (GNCTD), who has been nominated as the competent authority in accordance with the Ancient Monument and Archaeological Sites and Remains (Amendment & Validation) Act, 2010. No adverse comments have been received by DMRC from that authority in writing so far. The proposed alignment is not passing below any of the archeological structures and has been kept sufficiently away to avoid any harmful effect during construction.

This information was given by Shri Saugata Roy, Minister of State for Urban Development in a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha today.

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