Monumental makeover: Workers at Qutb Shahi tombs giving one of the structures a facelift as part of the restoration project; (below) Hakim’s tombs surrounded by scaffolding with work on the 14-ft copper finial currently underway. The Hindu / K.V.S. Giri
Aga Khan Trust for Culture has been carrying out conservation work at the site
The blue barricades that kept people away from key monuments inside Qutb Shahi tombs complex are set to be removed as the first phase of work is nearly complete.
A walk inside the complex shows cleaner lines and an aesthetically organised set-up as gardeners water the lawns. “We are planning to throw open the area to people by March and release a conservation manual on the occasion to show all the work that went into the first phase of conservation. It will help future generations and other conservation efforts,” said N.R. Visalatchy, Director, Heritage Telangana.
“These areas were barricaded in early 2015 as the workers required complete access since much of the work was very complex. That’s the reason we have been able to finish the work almost on schedule,” says Yoshowant Purohit of Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) which is carrying out the conservation work at the site.
The Hindu / Serish Nanisetti / FEBRUARY 07, 2018
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