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Jammu has lot of heritage structures including Mubarak Mandi Palace the authorities are trying to restore it to its original glory.

Recently Chief Secretary made his maiden visit to the Mubarak Mandi Heritage Complex here and took first hand appraisal of all the restoration and conservation works being carried out there.

During this visit the Principal Secretary, Culture, Suresh Kumar Gupta highlighted the significance of this heritage complexin promotion of local art and culture. He also informed about the plans for adaptive reuse of the conserved structures besides the other aspects of this mega project.

The Executive Director, MMJHS, DeepikaSharma gave the overall introduction about the aims and objectives of conservation of this complex. She detailed out the works carried out so far, the requirement of funds and the expenditure made till date.

She also explained the future reuse plans for different structures to be used as display galleries, museums, library and cultural centres. Besides she threw light on other aspects of restoration works to be taken-up in the times to come.

The CEO, JSCL, Rahul Yadav provided details of projects carried out under Smart City Mission. He mentioned that the beautification projects like illumination of the completed projects had been done by the JSCL besides the ongoing work on cafeteria is being done by the company itself.

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