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This is what the restored Purana Qila lake looks like

The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) had been assigned the task of restoring the lake which is also famous for boating among Delhi residents. The restoration of the various facilities and the illumination of Purana Qila have been done at an estimated cost of Rs 30 crore.

NBCC revives Purana Qila lake, but some environment concerns

The method being used for the 'revival', however, has irked environment activists. According to activists, the concretisation and laying down of the sheets will only aid in killing the lake.

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Boat rides at Purana Qila won’t return once moat is revived

Officials said the the lake will be recharged during the monsoon with rainwater. “If the monsoon this year is not good, we will talk to the Delhi Jal Board to supply water to the moat,” said an ASI engineer.

Questions over tender for Purana Qila upgrade

At the time, NBCC had said that they wanted to spend the funds to redevelop the ticketing counter, visitor facilities, horticulture and build toilets at the site.

New find in Purana Qila pushes Delhi history back by centuries

The present citadel at Purana Qila is believed to have been built under Sher Shah Suri. But according to ASI's Vasant Swarnkar, the excavations — the last one was in 2013-14 — point to traces from the 3rd century BC, the pre-Mauryan period.

NGT raps Archaeological Survey of India over Purana Qila lake

The bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter Kumar said the lake, which used to attract tourists, is now covered with moss and has become a dumping ground. The NGT took exception to non-compliance of its May 19 order to expeditiously restore all water bodies in the city.

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Heat and rain halt Purana Qila excavations until winter

The ASI has deployed around 80 workers at the excavation site where digging began in January.

Between Rock and a Hard Place

Afghanistan’s Pardis will prove that it marches to a different drummer at the South Asian Bands Festival this Sunday.

Water World

Odissi dancer Bindu Juneja on bringing the Narmada to Purana Qila for the Ananya dance festival

Vice President visits Old Fort,other monuments

Ansari also visited the Archaeological Museum and the Qila-i-Khuna Mosque.

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