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Decision 45 COM 7B.157
Group of Monuments at Hampi (India) (C 241bis)

The World Heritage Committee, 

  1. Having examined Document WHC/23/45.COM/7B.Add,
  2. Recalling Decisions 37 COM 7B.61, 39 COM 7B.64, 41 COM 7B.90 and 43 COM 7B.61 adopted at its 37th (Phnom Penh, 2013), 39th (Bonn, 2015), 41st (Krakow, 2017) and 43rd (Baku, 2019) sessions respectively,
  3. Requests the State Party to provide updated information on the status and implementation of the Integrated Management Plan (IMP) as well as the Master Plan of the entire site of Hampi, and submit them to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies;
  4. Requests the State Party to provide information on the monitoring of the property, in particular the activities undertaken to address tourism development pressures, as well as the conservation strategy for the protection of the historic mandapas near the Virupaksha temple, in line with the IMP, as requested in Decision 37 COM 7B.61;
  5. Requests the State Party to provide detailed information about the widening of a road near the Kamalapur Tank, along with a Heritage Impact Assessment (HIA), as requested in Decision 43 COM 7B.61 ;
  6. Urges the State Party to undertake, as soon as possible, HIAs for the proposed tourism infrastructure development and road widening projects in Anjanadri that might affect the Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the property, and requests the State Party to put the implementation of these projects on hold until the HIA reports have been submitted to the World Heritage Centre and reviewed by the Advisory Bodies;
  7. Noting that it is the intention to amend planning zones to allow villages to have tourist accommodation and other development works, requests the State Party to submit details of the changes once approved and their implications, and reminds the State Party that details of the tourism infrastructures projects and any other major projects, including HIAs, should be submitted to the World Heritage Centre for review by the Advisory Bodies before any decision is made that would be difficult to reverse, in line with paragraphs 118 bis and 172 of the Operational Guidelines;
  8. Requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre, by 1 December 2024, an updated report on the state of conservation of the property and the implementation of the above, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 47th session.
Decision Code
45 COM 7B.157
States Parties 1
State of conservation reports
2023 Group of Monuments at Hampi