1 August 2011 -
Prithviraj Chavan, chief minister of the Indian state of Maharashtra, has approved a motion to propose the Oval Precinct of Mumbai as a cultural World Heritage Site.
The idea to nominate the Oval Precinct originated with the Urban Design Research Institute, an organization based in Mumbai dedicated to architectural and urban improvements.
The Oval Precinct in South Mumbai is chiefly noted for the juxtaposition of different architectural styles from two different centuries - Victorian Gothic from the late 19th century, and Art Deco from the early 20th.
The Architectural Survey of India is working on a presentation and dossier to present to UNESCO for the Oval Precinct's World Heritage proposal.
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