The Gujarat Technological University (GTU) is planning to set up National Heritage Research Lab to tackle the techno-management issues of India's first heritage city Ahmedabad.

The experts at the laboratory will prepare recommendations to make Ahmedabad a combination of heritage city and smart city and will guide the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation to conserve and preserve rich culture and heritage as well overall development of the city.

"GTU has taken up this task in view of large number of expert faculty available in the university. The primary discussion was done in the GTU All India Board of Advisors meeting which was attended by 10 members. The Heritage lab will explore and suggest solutions on techno management issues of heritage monuments/structures," said Dr Navin Sheth, Vice Chancellor of GTU.