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India renovates heritage building

2009-07-22 08:37 BJT

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India's north-eastern Tripura state government has begun renovating the historical Ujjayanta palace. The move is aimed at making it more resistant to earthquakes, considering its high-seismic prone location.

The century-old heritage building that houses the Tripura state Assembly will receive seismic retrofitting.

The century-old heritage building that houses the Tripura state Assembly will receive seismic retrofitting.
The century-old heritage building that houses the Tripura state
Assembly will receive seismic retrofitting.

This is an elaborate process of modifying structures to make them more resistant to earthquakes and ground activity.

The renovation work follows the decision of the state government to shift the existing Assembly House from the palace to the new capital complex until the next session.

S Loadhm, secretary said, "Seismic retrofitting is going on so that this building does not collapse from earthquake. Northeast region is an earthquake prone area therefore the state government has decided that because it is a heritage building and to protect the building they have started this renovation work."