Ahmedabad declared world heritage city by UNESCO

The city had featured in UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage cities on March 31, 2011. (Image source: Wikimedia Commons) Photograph:( Others )

PTI New Delhi, Delhi, India Jul 09, 2017, 05.46 AM (IST)

Ahmedabad has been declared by UNESCO as a world heritage city.

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It will be India's first world heritage city. Gujarat chief minister Vijay Rupani and BJP President Amit Shah hailed the move.

"Thrilled to learn that Ahmedabad has been recognised as UNESCO World heritage city, first of its kind in India," Rupani tweeted.

Ahmedabad was in race along with Delhi and Mumbai. 

The city had featured in UNESCO's tentative list of world heritage cities on March 31, 2011.