Centre nips Delhi’s heritage city dream


New Delhi: The Centre on Thursday withdrew Delhi’s nomination for a Unesco World Heritage City tag without assigning any reason. The decision ends Delhi’s decade old bid which involved a meticulous planning for the last five years.
The decision shocked conservationists and heritage lovers as it came just a month before Unesco’s review of nominations from across the world.

The Unesco World Heritage website, which gives regular updates on nominations for its review session in Germany next month, said Delhi’s Imperial Capital Cities nomination was withdrawn by the state party (permanent delegation of India to Unesco) on May 21.