Restoration Work Starts At Lucknow’s Nawab-Era Rumi Darwaza; Entry Of Heavy Vehicles Banned

by Shreya Rathod
Restoration Work Starts At Lucknow’s Nawab-Era Rumi Darwaza; Entry Of Heavy Vehicles Banned

Rumi Darwaza is one of the oldest architectures in Indian history. The sixty feet tall Awadhi architecture was a mark for Old Lucknow City. The Archeological Survey Of India has taken up the restoration work of the monument. While it may take around four to five months to complete the restoration work, there are certain traffic guidelines that people have to follow in order to access the transit route near Rumi Darwaza. Take a look at the new traffic rules.

Traffic Guidelines For Rumi Darwaza Restoration

Rumi Darwaza
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The Archeological Survey of India sent a letter to the administration regarding the prohibition of vehicles near the Hussainabad area almost a week ago. There is a ban on vehicle entry since Wednesday. The area around Rumi Darwaza is a no-driving zone for heavy vehicles. However, small vehicles and two-wheelers are allowed access through alternate routes. This historic monument is in its weakened state caused by the passing of heavy-duty vehicles. Hence, the monument was in need of urgent restoration. The survey by ASI suggested the diversion of traffic. The locals have supported the decision as well.

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The History And Significance Of This Monument

Rumi Darwaza is a trademark of Lucknow City, also known as The City Of Nawabs. Nawab Asad-ul-Daula had built this structure in an economical way because of the famine. Several Bollywood films have been shot in front of this monument, and the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation adopted it as a symbol.

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Several ancient monuments of India need restoration. This is the only way we can remember our past while building our future.

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