Humayun Tomb renovation in PPP mode
The 16th century architectural marvel, Humayun Tomb, of Mughal Emperor Humayun, was renovated as part of the public-private partnership (PPP) model,...
The 16th century architectural marvel, Humayun Tomb, of Mughal Emperor Humayun, was renovated as part of the public-private partnership (PPP) model, with liberal assistance from Aga Khan Trust for Culture, in collaboration with Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). Humayun Tomb in the Capital is considered a grand monument, as it provided inspiration for Taj Mahal in Agra, which went on to be counted as one of the Eight Wonders of the World. It is one of the major monuments that reflect the Indo-Persian architecture. Raised on the banks on the River Yamuna, Humayun Tomb is close to Hazrat Nizamuddin Dargah.
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who inaugurated the renovated Humayun Tomb, listed the benefits flowing from it. Increase in visitors to this World Heritage Site will also translate into greater income through tourism. Resident communities of Hazrat Nizamuddin Basti now benefit from improved urban infrastructure in health, education, water and sanitation as a by-product of this initiative. All these takeaways mean that this effort could very well be a model for sustainable urban development of our historic city centres, using funding from the Urban Renewal Mission. It also achieves the important objective of engaging local communities in conservation and providing them opportunities for vocational training.