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Achievements

1. The Delhi Ancient and Historical  Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 2004:

In order to protect and maintain the ancient monuments of local importance worth protecting in Delhi other  than those of national importance  protected and maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India,  Government of India, an Act namely “The Delhi Ancient and Historical Monuments  and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act, 2004”, (DAHMSAR Act 2004) was enacted w.e.f. 07.09.2005 by the Government of NCT  of Delhi.


2. Protection of Monuments :

The Department has  undertaken survey & documentation of 238 monuments identified from the list ‘Mohammedan and Hindu Monuments’ in Delhi prepared by ASI out which ancient monuments of local importance worth  protecting are being declared protected monuments in a phased manner under the  provisions of aforesaid Act. Department has declared following 19 ancient monuments  as Protected Monuments and issued final notification.


3. Conservation of monuments : 

Department  of Archaeology has completed conservation work of two sets of ancient monuments  consisting of following 33 monuments and conservation work of 3rd  set of 18 monuments is in progress as detailed below in addition to conservation  of Dara Shikoh Library Building at Kashmere Gate and conservation of Sarai of Azim  Ganj inside National Zoological Park.

GLIMPSE OF CONSERVED MONUMENTS

                             


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MUTINY  MEMORIAL AT NORTHERN RIDGE

 

                       


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        After Illumination

BIJRI KHAN’S TOMB AT  R.K.PURAM, SECTOR-3

 

                             


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        After Illumination


After Illumination

  BARA LAO KA GUMBAD AT  VASANT VIHAR 

  

                                   


          After Conservation


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TOMB AT LADO SARAI 
  
                                   


Before Conservation


After Illumination

    TOMB OF MOHD. QULI  KHAN AT MEHRAULI      
                                               


After Conservation


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 TURKMAN GATE AT ASAF  ALI MARG
                                             


Before Conservation


During Conservation

After Conservation
 

GOL GUMBAD NEAR LODI  ROAD FLYOVER CROSSING  

 

                                   


MAQBARA PARK AT GTK BYEPASS


PHUTA GUMBAD AT

J.L.NEHRU STADIUM

     
                 

4. Archaeological Excavation: 
        Department of Archaeology has undertaken excavations at three  places in Delhi viz. Mandoli in East Delhi, Bhorgarh in North Delhi and  Jhatikara in West Delhi. Excavations at these sites gave an insight to the  history of the city by pushing it back to the late Harappan times. The  excavated objects will be displayed in the proposed Archaeological Museum.

       


       


 
  
                 

5. Mirza Ghalib Memorial 
A portion of the building where Mirza Ghalib once used to  live at Gali Qasim Jaan, Ballimaran, Chandni Chowk was conserved and restored aesthetically  to its original splendor. A memorial museum was set up at the site within the  acquired area with various facets of Ghalib’s life which was inaugurated and  opened to the Public on 27-12-2000 on the birth anniversary of Mirza Ghalib.  The memorial is opened to the Public on all days from 11 AM to 6 PM except on  Mondays and Gazetted holidays. Celebration of the birth  anniversary of Mirza Ghalib is observed every year at Ghalib Memorial.

         

     
 
      
                 

6. Kalam Memorial

       

“Kalam Memorial” on  the philosophy and life of Hon’ble former President late Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam  has been set up at Dilli Haat, INA, New Delhi through DTTDC which was  inaugurated on 30/7/2016 by the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Delhi & opened  for the general public.

       

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