Efforts are on to save heritage structures in Cubbon Park -min
After the demolition of Krumbiegel Hall inside Lalbagh, conservation activists are now raising their voice to save heritage buildings inside Cubbon Park, one of the most vibrant public spaces in Bengaluru city. Cubbon park homes some of the most important heritage buildings in Bengaluru, including the Attara Kacheri (High Court), Seshadri Iyer Memorial Library, and the State Archaeology Museum. There are also a few summer houses that were built during the British era inside the park which are more than 70 years old.
While some construction activities are going on inside the park, nothing is being done to restore/renovate the heritage buildings most of which are in dilapidated condition requiring urgent action. Instead the government is planning to build selfie spot and a sound system to attract more visitors. According to the conservationists most of the new additions like water dispenser, gates, and other structures do not blend with the surroundings.
Of late, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH), an organization spearheading heritage awareness and conservation in India, is in talks with the Horticulture Department to renovate the structures inside Cubbon park. Fortunately for the conservation enthusiasts the department has shown interest in the proposal and some concrete proposal may come out soon.