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The Heritage Project, an initiative of RPG Foundation, works to bring back to glory, sites of cultural and social importance.

The Heritage Project

The Heritage Project, an initiative of RPG Foundation, works to bring back to glory, sites of cultural and social importance. It aims to help the masses engage with, relive, and experience our heritage through practical new approaches, keeping in mind the evolving, fast paced world.

One of our flagship initiatives is “The Banganga Revival Project”. The Banganga Precinct is located at Mumbai and is a State Protected Monument under the Maharashtra Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 2010. In collaboration with the Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai (MCGM) and Directorate of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Maharashtra (DoAM), we are working to uplift the community spaces around the Precinct. This upliftment is driven by refurbishment initiatives as well as initiatives which help maintain Banganga’s heritage status. Some of the initiatives under The Banganga Revival Project are –

  • Refurbishment of the MCGM Children’s Playground into a marine themed interactive space
  • Installation of heritage themed street lights, informative signages & street furniture to help create an optimal experience for visitors and residents.
  • Revival through art - The mural by contemporary artist Shilo Shiv Suleman tells the story of Banganga, and of its people.
  • Spreading Awareness among our young ones about Banganga’s rich history through an interactive children’s book.

RPG Foundation is also focusing on revival through digital mediums. Amble, a self-guided heritage walking application enables access to an enhanced experience of iconic historical sites around Mumbai. The App is characterized by self-guided, customised walking routes and augmented reality experiences, bringing to light forgotten stories and places. It has been endorsed by Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and MCGM. Click here for the app’s Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

Further, we are working with Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) to execute a comprehensive interpretation plan through signage of the “Victorian Gothic and Art Deco Ensembles of Mumbai”. This collection of buildings was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site under the “Cultural Site” category. This comprehensive interpretation plan through signage aims to create awareness and a sense of public responsibility towards these heritage sites. This signage plan is mindful of the historic fabric, streetscape, buildings, users etc. while enhancing the heritage consciousness of the city.

Please Contact

Shweta Shirodkar

RPG House, 463, Dr. Annie Besant Rd., Worli, Mumbai - 400 030

+91 22 2493 0621