Hyderabad: The conservation works at the historic Macca Masjid will start by next month with the work order given to a private company which is well versed in restoration works of heritage structures.
“The work order was handed over to Laxmi Hericon on August 16. Senior executives from the company and department officials visited the mosque on the same day,” said Ms N.R. Visalatchy, director of the department of archaeology and museums.
In its August 16 edition, the Deccan Chronicle had highlighted how a delay was causing damages to the mosque and the department’s difficulty in zeroing on the right hands to undertake the repair works.
Last year, the department carried out technical works, including studying the seasonal reaction of the structure and identified repair works.
“A lot of homework was done in preparing sketches, maps and drawings. Our team paid several visits to understand the structure in detail,” the official said.
On Saturday, a delegation from various political parties met Ms Visalatchy to discuss the conservation works.
A group, led by Osman Al Hajri, president of the Deccan Wakf Protection Society, handed over a representation....