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| Last Updated:: 07/11/2022

Opening soon: Humayun Mahal






The ancient Humayun Mahal in Chennai may soon be thrown open to visitors again. Renovation works for the heritage building began in 2019 and was expected to be open in August 2022, but has been delayed.



The 250-years old building was built in Indo-Saracenic style of architecture between 1868 and 1871. It during the British era and then had various Stage government offices functioning there. The renovation work is being carried out by adhering to traditional methods of masonry.



Elaborating on the restoration work, an officer said that they have used Madras terrace roofing – a combination of wood, Madras achikal brick and lime plaster – and to achieve the serene white shade. Mughal plastering or Theervai plastering technology was used for the interiors, while lime, sand, white stone, egg whites and cured are also being used in the restoration work.




Source: The New Indian Express Chennai, 07/11/2022, pg.13.