The Trust organised a seminar on “Save Sursagar” with the Baroda Municipal Corporation, where Mr. Sherban Cantancuzino, Secretary, Royal Fine Arts Commission, London, who had directed the cleaning of the Thames project, presided. A street exhibition was also mounted at Sursagar, opposite the music college. A detailed plan was created which included cleaning up Sursagar, revitalising its water through the introduction of aquatic flora and fish, etc., re-routing traffic to create promenades for people to walk around, streamlining the fast-food vendors on the shore and structuring a waste management system to dispose leftovers, and lighting up the heritage buildings on the banks to create a wonderful city centre. In spite of several follow-ups with the Baroda Municipal Corporation over many years, these plans continue to gather dust.
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