Saturday’s record downpour, combined with the callous response of civic authorities, has led to irreversible damage to national heritage. More than 100 antique miniature paintings and sculptures remained submerged for hours in up to eight feet of water as the basement site of a privately-owned museum in south Delhi got flooded.
Water started entering the museum, owned by artist Arpana Caur, at the Academy of Fine Arts and Literature in Siri Fort institutional area around 2pm on Saturday. Caur said an MCD van and pump arrived only on early Sunday morning after repeated calls. She also blamed the part-covering of the August Kranti Road nullah during the Commonwealth Games for the backflow that led to the flooding.
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