The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) intends to create a heritage corridor around Shaniwarwada by adopting a single colour code for all nearby buildings, walkways, and bus stops, taking a cue from cities in the West.
The PMC intends to use the traditional Wada color for the majority of the buildings, street furniture, and even electric poles along the heritage corridor. Even though some of the structures near Shaniwarwada are new, they will nevertheless be painted in the traditional Wada color.
A senior PMC official said that in reality, the PMC had planned to develop the heritage corridor between Shaniwarwada and Vishrambaug Wada during the G20 conference. Unfortunately, the administration’s attention was diverted from the heritage corridor project in favor of infrastructure improvements.
The official further added that the ancient city was visited by foreign delegates during the G20 summit. Among other places they visited were Nana Wada, Dagdusheth Ganpati, and Shaniwarwada. During the heritage walk, they showed great interest in the ancient Wadas and showed appreciation for their culture.
All of this led to the decision to create a heritage corridor around Shaniwarwada.