Facility Management for Sarkhej Roza

by: Alokita Sharma, Mayank Saravagi, Parishi Parikh and Siddhant Garg
Facility Management Studio, Faculty of Management - Instructors: Manvita Baradi, Nimitt Karia, and Shelly Kulshrestha
16 February 2016

Sarkhej Roza is a mosque and tomb complex located in the village of Makarba southwest of Ahmedabad. It is one of the finest demonstrations of campus planning where the religious, royal and social worlds coexist without losing their identity, built in 14th century.

This study involves understanding the facility of Sarkhej Roza. The report lays down detail on existing facilities, identifying areas for improvement, and then provides a facilities management plan for the same. An attempt has also been made to enhance the user experience at Sarkhej.

The scope of the study is restricted to only those amenities and facilities that fall within the compound wall, which is approximately of area 24 acres. The required data for the project was primarily collected via site visits and interviews with the secretary of Sarkhej Roza.

The study deals with the facilities management plan of six different aspects of Sarkhej Roza which begins by highlighting the current practices being followed at Sarkhej. It then provides the findings of the gap analysis based on the facts collected via primary research. The report also deals with two ideas, complex access by all and revenue generation through marketing; hence enhancing the user experience at Sarkhej.

Findings

Water Supply The source of water in this complex is the bore well. Water is used for purposes like drinking, Wazzu Khaana, cleaning and watering plants. The water quality test carried out found that the water from Wazzu Khaana is not potable and there are no water purifiers at drinking station. To meet minimum Standards of potable water, water should be received from AMC connection and water purifiers should be installed.

Accessibility There are six entry/exit gates to the complex, out of which, three gates are inaccessible due to illegal parking of trucks and auto rickshaws in front of the gates. Most of the visitors don’t enter the King’s and Queen’s Pavilion as the area is not maintained. Most of the complex part particularly Saint’s tomb, Baradari, Jami Masjid, Roza tank, King’s and Queen’s Tomb are inaccessible by physically challenged people.

Signage and CCTV cameras There are no directional signages and those provided are not visible at night. Informational signages need to be installed at King’s Tomb, Jami Masjid and Roza Tank.CCTV cameras were installed directly on the structure, which can cause damage. ASI needs to monitor as well as provide guidelines to the Trust.

Drainage The grey and black water are drained directly into the Makarba Lake and surface runoff from channels is deteriorating the building fabric. There is a need for AMC sewage connection.  The soak-pit should be designed and maintained by removing the sludge regularly.

Solid Waste Management Waste is collected manually by dragging the dustbins towards entrance and Segregation of wastes is not carried out. Offerings are disposed into the wells creating unhygienic conditions during monsoons. Littering is seen around the campus.

Electricity The energy consumption is high and needs a backup plan during events. As there is no mechanism for the reduction in the electricity consumption, it is proposed to change existing lights to LED lights.

Outreach

There is a lack of awareness about the activities and events being organized in the complex.

  • Revenue generation scheme: Revenue can be generated by holding events. It should be promoted well through electronic media.
  • Electronic Touchscreen Kiosk: For providing information and maintaining the record of visitors’ database, an electronic touch screen kiosk can be installed at the entrance. 

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