Mumbai: Victorian Gothic And Art Deco Ensembles Gets World Heritage Site Tag

| June 30 , 2018 , 18:27 IST

UNESCO inscribed the famed art district of south Mumbai comprising Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles in the World Heritage list at the ongoing 42nd session of UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Saturday. The session began on 24 July and will commence till July 4 in Bahrain.

UNESCO congratulated India in a tweet that reads "Just inscribed as UNESCO World Heritage Site: Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai, India. Congratulations"

The 'Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensemble of Mumbai' was nominated earlier in 2012 but was left out by other major sites in the country.

 Iconic buildings like the University of Mumbai, Bombay High Court, the Maharashtra Police Headquarters building was ranked among the finest in the world.
It was supported by the Centre, Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority, several NGOs and art bodies, Mumbai Municipal Corporation along with  Mumbai Heritage Conservation Committee.

These buildings were designed by some prominent architects including Sir Gilbert Scott, James Trubshaw and Lt. Col. James Fuller and were built after demolishing Bombay Old Fort.

 Mumbai region now has three World Heritage Sites now including two bang in the city with the other being the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, the Central Railway headquarters.