Mughal-era Azimganj Serai to become major tourist spot after restoration

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By Express press service

NEW DELHI: Conservation work to restore the Mughal-era Azimganj Serai to its original splendor is underway, with the Delhi government saying the monument will become a major tourist site after the work is completed. On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and officials from the Delhi Archaeological Department reviewed the progress of the ongoing work on the 16th century monument located in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin.

“Buildings of historical significance such as Azimganj Serai have long been neglected, due to which they have suffered greatly. But the government is ensuring that each of them is preserved in its original state with the support of experts and of the finest craftsmanship,” said Sisodia. He said the government is ensuring that the conservation and beautification is carried out with utmost care so that the monument is restored to its original state. Once the Once completed, it will not only attract tourists but also raise awareness of Delhi’s rich ancient history, he said.

The project is executed by the government’s Department of Archaeology, which is responsible for the protection, conservation and maintenance of the city’s monuments. “The Azimganj Serai conservation project aims to revive its lost cultural significance and architectural integrity. The monument has seen significant loss of architectural features such as chambers, arches and masonry walls over the past fifty years due to loss of connectivity and lack of maintenance. The conservation works will use traditional materials and craftsmanship techniques to preserve the monument in its pristine condition,” a Delhi government statement said.
Azimganj Serai is one of the earliest Mughal-era monuments in Delhi, located within the boundaries of Delhi Zoo and north of Sunder Nursery.

With PTI inputs

NEW DELHI: Conservation work to restore the Mughal-era Azimganj Serai to its original splendor is underway, with the Delhi government saying the monument will become a major tourist site after the work is completed. On Tuesday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia and officials from the Delhi Archaeological Department reviewed the progress of the ongoing work on the 16th century monument located in Sunder Nagar, Nizamuddin. “Buildings of historical significance such as Azimganj Serai have long been neglected, due to which they have suffered greatly. But the government is ensuring that each of them is preserved in its original state with the support of experts and of the finest craftsmanship,” said Sisodia. He said the government is ensuring that the conservation and beautification is carried out with utmost care so that the monument is restored to its original state. Once the completed, it will not only attract tourists but also raise awareness of Delhi’s rich ancient history, he said.The project is being carried out by the government’s Department of Archeology, which is responsible for conservation and maintenance of the city’s monuments “Azimganj Serai conservation project aims to revive its lost cultural significance and architectural integrity. The monument has suffered significant loss ortant architectural features such as chambers, arches and masonry walls over the past fifty years due to loss of connectivity and lack of maintenance. The conservation works will use traditional materials and craftsmanship techniques to preserve the monument in its pristine condition,” a Delhi government statement said. Azimganj Serai is one of the earliest Mughal-era monuments in Delhi, located within the boundaries of Delhi Zoo and north of Sunder Nursery. With PTI inputs

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