Surat approves Rs 154 crore makeover of heritage site

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An underground walkway that leads to Fort and development of the area from Makkai Pul to Nehru bridge, setting up of a riverfront and the green area used by soldiers for parade would also give a glimpse of the past, Modi added.

For the second phase, we hope there is no difficulty in getting possession of some buildings that are part of the project, like the sales tax office, State Bank of India building, an information office and petrol pump, said Sarosh Vadia, an architect associated with the fort conservation project.

SMC commissioner M Thennarasan said, It is an attempt to recreate and make people understand their heritage.