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Civic engineers to be trained on heritage conservation

Identification and documentation of heritage buildings in the city has been delayed due to the lack of trained personnel. (Above) A heritage structure at Egmore museum. Photo: R. Ragu   | Photo Credit: R_Ragu

The civic body will offer training to sensitise its engineers about heritage in the city.

Special sessions on planning better civic infrastructure for the city have already commenced.

“When we train our engineers, we will also sensitise them on conservation of heritage and the city’s unique architecture,” said an official of the Chennai Corporation.

Learning on technical aspects pertaining to architecture and conservation is expected to change the way engineers react to a challenge around heritage structures in the city.

A heritage conservation cell of the Corporation is yet to become operational, three years after the Chennai Metropolitan Development Authority (CMDA) mooted the idea. The training sessions are likely to facilitate operation of a heritage conservation cell.

Officials also pointed to the need for trained engineers of the Corporation to work on identification of heritage buildings on each street.

“Junior engineers of each ward know more about their localities. They will be able to contribute more to identification of heritage buildings yet to be explored,” said an official.

CMDA has not been able to identify or complete documentation of all heritage buildings in the city. The work has been delayed owing to lack of trained personnel.


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