Lahore: The Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has completed 65 percent of the repair and conservation work on Shah Jahan’s Quadrangle at Lahore Fort’s Deewan-i-Khaas, Lal Burj, and Kala Burj. The project would cost Rs. 32 million and will be completed by December.
The replacement of brackets and cracked marble slabs is part of the conservation and restoration work, according to WCLA Director of Conservation Najam Usaqib. For the monument, marble with similar physical and chemical qualities was brought in. Before being utilised in restoration, the material was evaluated in laboratories to compare and match with previously used materials.
Brackets were fabricated by competent workers, and marble slabs were partially mended where necessary, while the remainder were strengthened and consolidated. He stated that the restoration work was done by skilled individuals. Deewan-i-Khaas, according to WLCA Director General Kamran Lashari, was one of the most important monuments at Lahore Fort during Shah Jahan’s reign.