No takers for the antique car museum in Chandigarh: La Tribune India



Dushyant Singh Pundir

Tribune press service

Chandigarh, July 16

There are no takers for administrator’s dream project of UT Singh Badnore, a vintage car and heritage furniture museum in the city. Even after launching new calls for tenders, no company showed interest in leading and managing the project.

The administration of the UT had launched a third call for tenders for the project of reconversion of the building of the Press of the government of sector 18 in museum of old cars and heritage furniture.

Offers were solicited by companies and agencies willing to run the museum at a monthly rent of almost Rs 4 lakh by the Ministry of Culture of the UT administration, but no company came forward for it. manage the museum.

According to the terms and conditions, the selected company will ensure the establishment as well as the maintenance and operation of the museum. On the ground floor of the building, where machines that worked before, a museum of vintage cars must be built. It will have about fifty old cars.

Each car will display the name, model, company name, chassis and engine number of its owner. As soon as you enter the building, there will be a museum of vintage cars and motorcycles on the left. The next section will be devoted to heritage furniture. It will showcase the designer furniture by Pierre Jeanneret and other heritage works.

Letters from the French architect Le Corbusier and his cousin Pierre Jeanneret, manhole covers and many other objects belonging to the city will be on display. The Government Museum and Art Gallery has in its possession a large number of heritage objects, including furniture, drawings, murals and models made by Le Corbusier and his associates. The High Court of Punjab and Haryana, the civil secretariats and the Vidhan Sabhas of the two States have a large stock of heritage furniture.

The Art and Culture service contacted the inhabitants of the tricité. No less than 24 have agreed to park their vintage cars in the museum.


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