Appeal citizens to sign the petition and save the historic palace
The Royal Family of Vadodara and Maharaja Fatesingh Museum Trust starts a online petition to stop the construction of multi storey building in the historic garden of Pratap Vilas Palace. Housing the only railway university of India the palace is now known as The National Academy of Indian Railways.
The petition appealed the citizens of Vadodara to sign it and save the historic building to lose its grenduer. The petition states, Disturbingly for the city of Vadodara and it’s Royal Family, a decision has been taken to construct a multi storey building in the historic Raja Baug or the garden overlooking the Pratap Vilas Palace. This is to accommodate the National Rail and Transportation Institute and other offices. The markings on the ground have begun but construction is yet to start.
A new concrete multi-storey construction right in front of this 106-year- old heritage palace will certainly destroy the facade, landscape, scale, beauty and history of this landmark of Vadodara. The Pratap Vilas Palace estate also accommodates the ‘Oval Ground’ an open area, 90 degrees to Raja Baug. The same construction can be accommodated on this centrally situated open space. The city has already lost a historic and archeological jewel like Nazarbaug, let us not destroy another.
The royal family of Vadodara and Maharaja Fatesingh Museum appeals to all citizens of the city and the country to stand up against this decision.
Rajmata Shubhanginiraje, Maharani Radhikaraje and Maharaja Samarjitsinh Gaekwad, (The Royal Family of Vadodara )
and Maharaja Fatesingh Museum Trust