India’s capital, with all prior arrangements, approvals and budgetary arrangements set up, is all set to protect of it’s 19 lesser-known notable structures, which have a place with the state archaic exploration office, will start by end of this current month. The plan of the conservation of this historic monuments was approved about a year prior and the consent for detailed project report (DPR)was also given by the officials.The lists of monuments picked for preservation incorporates eight unidentified tombs, three anonymous mosques in Mehrauli near Jahaz Mahal, RK Puram (in a government school) and Delhi Golf Club and an ancient building in Nangal Devat Village in southwest Delhi for protection work.
The mausoleums, which are not widely known, are located in Lado Sarai, Vasant Vihar, Sundar Nagar, Savitri Nagar, Kaka Nagar, Delhi Golf Club premises and one is located inside Blind School Lodi Road Flyover. Other significant structures to be preserved are Kharbooze ka Gumbad, two burjs (towers) of Mansur, tombs of Mir Taqi, Sayyid Abid, Baghichi and a minaret in Hastsal Village.
“All necessary approvals have been accorded and the work will begin at 19 monuments this month”,Head of Office (Archaeology), Delhi government Vikas Maloo said.
According to the senior officials of Delhi Government, the total cost of this work of conservation and restoration would be around 7 crores.“Work could not begin on these monuments due to various reasons. It took us long to seek technical and financial approval from the departments concerned. Later, the project could not take off as the model code of conduct (for the Lok Sabha elections) came into effect. However, all necessary procedures have now been completed” an officer said.
Protection and restoration of each structure will cost around Rs 20-Rs 25 lakh relying upon their size and territory, he included.The preservation project the national capital propelled prior about 11 years.The office had recognized 238 structures for their safeguarding and protection and signed a patch with INTACH for this reason in 2008. And since then, it has taken up fix of around 18 structures every year.
Till now, 50 historically significant edifices, including tombs, baolis, and sarais have been conserved and restored. Explaining about the work, an officer told, “At monuments in Delhi Golf Club, the project is interesting as there is lot of artwork. After surface cleaning, stucco and medallion artwork are to be conserved. Cement plaster will be replaced with the traditional lime plaster, if any. To stop water seepage, water of ceiling is to be done and plinth of protection of the surrounding is also part of the project.”
Next time when we visit Delhi, we will have beautiful Historical monuments to visit in the city.