The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has restored the Alamgiri Gate and Temple of Loh located inside the Lahore Fort at a cost of 7.32 million rupees. The project had been completed in one year's time.
During this process of conservation and restoration, the interior part of the Alamgiri Gate had been restored. Fresco of the main dome of Alamgiri Gate had been restored along with the structural strengthening of the gate’s building. The cement plaster had been removed which was done on it in the past.
Similarly, walls had also been strengthened and cleaned to erase graffiti. The flooring of the area inside the gate had been done.
Similar work had been done inside the Temple of Loh. The temple had been consolidated and restored. Lime plaster had been done inside the temple and walls had been cleaned.
WCLA Director General Kamran Lashari said that Alamgiri Gate was one of the important monuments inside the fort. "It needed much attention as it was neglected in the past. Our team has restored it technically.”
Same was the case with the Temple of Loh and now it is restored, the DG explained. “We take tourists to these sites now in the history by night tour. These locations are very much visited and appreciated by the visitors and tourists," he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 17th, 2021.
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