Review meeting on DHR held between NFR and UNESCO
Dimapur, Dec. 9 (EMN): A review meeting on the various activities that are going on in DHR to preserve its heritage status was held at Maligaon on Monday, stated a press release from the chief public relations officer of NF Railway in Maligaon.
The meeting was attended by UNESCO officials Dr Michael Pearson, an expert from International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Australia, and Nao Hayashi from the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris. Sanjive Roy, GM/NFR, RK Verma, Divisional Railway Manager / Katihar / NF Railway, and other senior officials were present.
Before the meeting, the officials from UNESCO visited the DHR on December 7 and 8th and held discussion with various stakeholders there to assess and assist in managing the Heritage Management of DHR.
It may be mentioned here that an agreement was executed by Indian Railways on 20.01.17 with UNESCO for development of CCMP (Comprehensive Conservation Management Plan) on DHR. During the meeting, final review of Indian Railway for finalisation of the final CCMP was discussed.
A review was also held on illegal construction alongside the railway track. It may be mentioned here that a total of six eviction drives were launched since January 2017. The eviction was done against unauthorised construction after surveillance of the property.
A discussion was also held on various ongoing projects which are going on for heritage preservation, restoration and conservation of the DHR property. It may be mentioned here that various preservation and conservation works worth more than INR 15 cr are being done by NFR in DHR.