Unesco tells caretakers to stop haphazard growth or lose heritage status I Review after 10 years likely
The 96-km Shimla-Kalka railway track, a Unesco World Heritage Site, is under threat from over 3,000 structures, including houses, government buildings, huts and industrial units, that have come up within the 30-m radius of “no-construction zone” of this 116-year-old track.
According to top Railways officials, Unesco has asked the caretakers of the World Heritage Track to either stop the haphazard growth in the “no-construction zone and littering on the track or lose its heritage status”. The Unesco World Heritage Committee is likely to inspect the track and review its World Heritage Status after 10 years.
The 3,000 structures near the track have left the High Court and the Railways heritage authorities worried.
This has come to light in a recent survey done by the Railways, revealed sources.
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