Jagmohan Garg talking about six bulldozers worked overnight on Sunday at Pragati Maidan to pull down five famous structures — Hall of Nations and Industry. By go under the mallet is Nehru Pavilion.
Indian exchange Promotion Organization (ITPO) bulldozed the structures two days after their draftsman Raj Rewal lost the case in Delhi high court on April 20. Progressives are puzzled as the annihilation occurred as one request of by Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) to spare these structures is as yet being heard in a similar court with next hearing slated for May 1.
ITPO is setting up a world-class Integrated Exhibition-cum-Convention Center (IECC) with venture estimation of Rs2,254 crore. The mind boggling will have inn, shopping center/multi-level nourishment court, water bodies show, helipad and other vacation spots.
The five structures — one of Hall of Nations and four of Hall of Industries — were dispatched in 1972 and the modeler guarantees that these were the world’s first column less solid casing structures notify Jagmohan Garg News.
AGK Menon, previous convener, Delhi Chapter INTACH stated, “It’s all over at this point. As the ITPO did not sit tight for the court to articulate its choice, we have lost all expectation. Corridor of Nations was wrecked unobtrusively on Sunday night when the whole world dozed. As these famous structures no more exist, we can’t move the zenith court.”
The Hall of Nations was the setting of Asia 1972 — the third Asian International Trade Fair matching with the India’s silver celebration year of Independence.