Sudhir Suryawanshi/Mumbai Mirror
Mumbai, Feb 11: In order to preserve and maintain historical buildings in the city, the Mumbai Heritage and Conservation Committee has added 58 structures, including three railway stations and a cave at Borivli National Park, on the list of heritage buildings.
The new list will be submitted to the state government for final approval next month.
A year ago, the committee had appointed four taskforces to identify structures that could be included on the heritage list. The taskforces had recommended 93 structures out of which 58 were selected.
The committee has divided the structures into two categories: Grade I and Grade IIB. In the current list, the Grade I status has been awarded only to Kanheri Cave, while the remaining have been listed as Grade IIB.
The structures include Napean House at Balghanghadar Kher Marg, Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan at K Munshi Marg, Pitale Maruti Mandi at Balganghadar Marg and Fair View at Rupalel Marg.
Besides, Nahur railway station, Kurla railway station and Bombay Central railway station have also been awarded the Grade IIB heritage status.
A senior civic official said, “In this list, the Grade I heritage status has given to only to Kanheri Cave (Shivaji Park and Cross Maidan already enjoy the status). Therefore, any construction will not be allowed in the surrounding area of the cave and the old and historical monument will be preserved and maintained with care.”
Umesh Charankar, the BMC architect, said, “The list of recommended structures will be tabled before the municipal commissioner and subsequently to state government for approval.”