The Chandigarh Administration is all set to cash in on city’s heritage items. For, the Chandigarh Heritage Items Protection Cell on Thursday gave in principal approval to conduct auction of heritage items belonging to the city.

During the first meeting of re-constituted Chandigarh Heritage Items Protection Cell under the chairmanship of UT Advisor Manoj Parida here, it was decided that the Administration will invite internationally renowned auction houses for holding the auction of heritage items.

The Protection Cell approved an action plan for identification, restoration and use of heritage items in Chandigarh. Deepika Gandhi, Director, Le Corbusier Centre, who had prepared the action-plan, gave a presentation elaborating it during the meeting.

Following Administration’s nod to the action plan on Thursday, an expert committee would now be constituted for conducting physical verification of heritage items, certification of genuine heritage items, restoration and preservation of such items and to conduct its auction.


“As the value of Chandigarh’s heritage items is very high in international market, the Chandigarh Heritage Items Protection Cell has decided to hold auction of such items to generate revenue,” said a member of Chandigarh Heritage Items Protection Cell requesting anonymity.