Mysuru, February 12:- “Heritage buildings are not mere bricks and cement. These are the identities for Mysuru. It is our responsibility to protect the heritage buildings,” said Yaduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar.
He was addressing a press meet here on Monday on government’s decision to demolish Lansdowne building and Devaraja Market building.
“If you keep demolishing heritage buildings, saying they are old, there will be nothing to identify Mysuru as the heritage city. According to reports by experts, there are options to protect these buildings. We have ample technologies for that,” he added.
“Many heritage buildings which were about to collapse were restored at Jaipur and elsewhere in India. Lansdowne building and Devaraja Market building have to be protected the same way. The Mysore Palace too had received reports from committees on these buildings. Both the reports have mentioned that the buildings can be protected and used. But I don’t have an answer as to why the Mysuru City Corporation (MCC) is so keen to demolish the buildings? If the government wants, I am ready to discuss this,” he added. (MR/KS)