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A Drainage System From The Mughal Era At Red Fort Was Unearthed & Will Soon Be Ready For Reuse



We live in a city that has a rich heritage left behind by different dynasties that once ruled the area. And so it’s probably a given fact that over time archaeologists uncover these structures left behind by several rulers. Recently, something similar was discovered in the city and here’s what you need to know.

Restoring The Former Glory? | A group of experts from Archaeological Survey Of India unearthed a lakhori brick-lined drainage system from the Mughal period at Red Fort. In case you don’t know, lakhori bricks originate from the Indian subcontinent and are basically flat red-coloured thin bricks. These used to be a common feature in the Mughal era. And from what we have heard, after its restoration, it will soon be ready for reuse.

This drain runs around 30-meters and connects Delhi Gate to the moat surrounding the Red Fort. Currently, the process of desilting the drain is going on, after which it will be strengthed internally and it will then channelise whatever water it collects to the moat. A few months ago, a stone-paved pathway was also unearthed in the same area. 

Let’s hope this yields positive results.

Sourced Via Hindustan Times