Rs1.5 crore for renovation of Mughal era holy shrine

Qadam-e-Rasool, one of the oldest monuments of the Millennium City, is set for a massive renovation exercise with State Tourism and Culture Department earmarking over Rs 1.5 crore for restoration of main mosque.Tourism Secretary SP Thakur accompanied by senior officials of Department and Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) on Sunday visited the 18th century shrine to make an on-the-spot assessment of its condition.

The restoration and preservation work on the Mughal era edifice will be undertaken by the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) and IDCO. Work on the project would commence soon after the monsoon.

The project would involve complete renovation of the holy shrine including the main mosque, where the footprint of Prophet Mohammad is preserved, the adjoining shrines, the pond as well as the boundary walls and gate, Director, Tourism, Manoranjan Patnaik told mediapersons.

Full report here New Indian Express


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