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Warangal: Facade lighting project in the ‘dark’

Warangal: The Rs 6.97-crore facade lighting project taken up by the Kakatiya Urban Development Authority (KUDA) under the Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana (HRIDAY) in Fort Warangal appears to have caught in a bureaucratic web. Aimed at illuminating the Warangal Qila (fort), the façade lighting project was initiated under the second phase of the HRIDAY. By April 2019, the officials also conducted a trial run of the façade lighting; however, the project came to a grinding halt due to the objections raised by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).

Expressing concern over the high intensity lighting that is likely to damage structures, the ASI wanted the authorities to reduce the intensity of the lighting. They reportedly suggested the KUDA make changes in accordance with the low intensity lighting at the India Gate in Delhi. Following which the KUDA had submitted a proposal to the ASI and was waiting for a reply. “We are ready to carry changes if any if the ASI…

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