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Purana Qila


Gallery of stolen antiquities opens at Purana Qila

August 31, 2019 10:36 pm

The new gallery will showcase 195 confiscated and retrieved antiquities as an extension of the Central Antiquity Collection (CAC) at the fort complex.

To save trees, Delhi's Sunder Nagar seeks ramp instead of underpass

July 20, 2019 8:51 am

Under the current plan, two six-lane underpasses, with openings near Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, and Purana Qila, would curve into two U-turns opposing each other, with a gap of approximately half-a-kilometre between them.

This is what the restored Purana Qila lake looks like

October 05, 2018 6:45 am

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

August 08, 2018 5:07 am

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.

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

May 16, 2018 3:17 am

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

January 28, 2018 3:12 am

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

January 27, 2018 6:53 am

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

September 01, 2017 6:25 am

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.

Heat and rain halt Purana Qila excavations until winter

May 11, 2014 2:34 am

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

Between Rock and a Hard Place

November 29, 2013 12:36 am

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