NBCC REVIVES PURANA QILA, ONE OF DELHI’S OLDEST FORTS WITH EXTENSIVE MAKEOVER

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By Sarkaritel October 4, 2018 10:27


New Delhi, October 03, 2018: Blowing life into the walls of one of Delhi’s most fascinating structures, NBCC (India) Ltd, the Navratna public sector enterprise and Archaeological Survey of India, announced the complete restoration of PuranaQila on the auspicious occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. Honourable Minister of Culture, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, addressed the gathering to mark the completion of the project in the presence of dignitaries that included Minister of State (I/C) for Information and Broadcasting; Shri. Arun Goel, Secretary, Ministry of Culture; Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal, CMD, NBCC; and Smt. Usha Sharma, DG, ASI.

With an endeavour to refurbish the magnificent edifice, NBCC ‘adopted’ PuranaQila under Ministry of Tourism’s ‘Adopt a heritage’ scheme and executed the task utilising its CSR funds. In collaboration with ASI, NBCC worked out a comprehensive plan to restore the Old Fort, transforming the acropolis into a quintessential reception for tourists from across the globe.

The execution of the exemplary project was implemented in three phases that commenced with basic conserving and restoring activities, deepening of the lake, revamping and extending the museum, renovating the parking facilities and finally excavating and improving the visual appeal of the structure. As part of the transformation into a “tourist friendly” destination, NBCC has created amenities block, parking area, cafeteria, a souvenir shop, new ticketing and security block, ATM, parking facilities, power, including standby arrangement, CCTV surveillance, drinking water and toilet facilities, landscaping & lighting, directional signage’s, seating arrangement, monument lighting, RO water dispensers at various spots etc, to name a few.

Sarkaritel
By Sarkaritel October 4, 2018 10:27