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15:00 - January 03, 2022
News ID: 3477207
TEHRAN (IQNA) – Asafi Masjid is one the oldest mosque in India’s Lucknow and is set to undergo a restoration project.

Asafi Masjid

 

Asafi Masjid, one of Lucknow’s oldest mosques which is a part of the iconic Bara Imambara, is set to get a facelift. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has allocated 75 lakh for the maintenance and repair of the 18th-century monument covering the mosque and a 163ft balcony of its Persian Hall.

50 lakh has been allocated for the maintenance and repair of the inner walls of the mosque, said a letter dated December 31 from ASI director general V Vidyavathi. The letter added 25 lakh has been allocated for the restoration of the balcony.

S Mohammed Haider, a lawyer and a heritage activist who first raised the issue of the maintenance work of the heritage building, said the restoration work of the Asafi Masjid and Persian Hall was long pending. “I am grateful that ASI has allocated funds for the maintenance work.”

The restoration work is expected to attract tourists, whose movement on the balcony was restricted in 2019 because of its dilapidated condition.

 

Source: Hindustan Times

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