Nineteen of Delhi’s lesser-known monuments are set to get a new life with restoration work on these heritage structures. The aim of this project is to bring back their original glory.
This restoration project is set to begin from April.
The state archaeology department has selected nine lesser known tombs in Lado Sarai, Vasant Vihar, Sundar Nagar, Savitri Nagar and Kaka Nagar, two nameless mosques in Mehrauli and RK Puram, and an ancient building in Nangal Devat Village in southwest Delhi for refurbishment work.
Other significant structures to be conserved are a minaret in Hastsal Village, Kharbooze ka Gumbad, burjs (towers) of Mansur, tombs of Mir Taqi, Sayyid Abid and Baghichi.
The restorer — Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) — is likely to submit a detail project report (DPR) by this week after which work may begin.
The selection of structures to be taken up for preservation is based on recommendations from the offices of lieutenant-governor and chief minister.
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