Restoration work at Ghat Ki Guni, Jaipur

Commendation Prize for HUDCO Design Award 2013 for the category ‘Conservation of Heritage’

Project Scope: The project scope included:
Preparation of detailed project report including economic/financial viability analysis, environment and social impact assessment and preparation of environmental/social impact management plan.
Traffic and Transportation studies.
Building survey & documentation.
Planning and design of the area/preparation of s designs/development plan.
Preparation of Bid documents/concession agreement including Request for Proposal (RFP) and Request for Qualification (RFQ).
Establishment of economic and financial viability of the project.
Preparation of estimate for shifting of utilities.
Arranging permission and clearance from forest department/authorities.

Client: Jaipur Development Authority & Amber Development and Management Authority (ADMA), Jaipur

Project Brief: Ghat ki Guni with its unique building types, 52 protected gardens and temples forms a cultural heritage zone of utmost importance to Jaipur City. It used to be the Gateway to Dhoondhar Kingdom. Today the Rajasthan Govt. owns most of the properties and the complex is being adversely affected by neglect and heavy traffic passing through the narrow valley. In order to mitigate the adverse affects of heavy traffic on NH-11 (National highway linking Jaipur with Agra) it is proposed to pass this traffic through the tunnel. By providing to this path way, a stretch of about 2 kilometres and surrounding area of approximately 3 lacs square metres in close vicinity to Ghat ki Guni, is likely to be available for Tourism/ Economic development. The project envisages development of the area surrounding Ghat ki Guni for religious, ecological tourism, hotels etc. without any adverse impact on heritage on BOT through public private participation. The project looks at stake holder consultation at all levels heritage conservation, hospitality and tourism development of Govt. land and buildings. Both phases of project are complete and under implementation.

Project Cost: 11 Crores

Project duration: August 2009-September 2009 (Preparation of the report)

Project Status: Site Supervision Ongoing