LAHORE: The Walled City of Lahore Authority has restored the Alamgiri Gate and Temple of Loh located inside the Lahore Fort at a cost of Rs7.32 million.
The project has been completed in a year. During the process of conservation, the interior part of the Alamgiri Gate has been restored. Fresco of the main dome of Alamgiri Gate has been restored along with the structural strengthening of the gate’s building. The cement plaster has been removed which was done on it in the past.
Similarly, walls have also been strengthened and cleaned from graffiti. The flooring of the area inside the gate has been done. Similar work has been done inside the temple of Loh. The temple has been consolidated and restored. Lime plaster has been done inside the temple along with the cleaning of walls.
WCLA Director General Kamran Lashari said the 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. We take tourists to these sites now by night tour,” he said.
Published in Dawn, September 16th, 2021