Tipu's armoury will be shifted

An expert says that plans are afoot to push back the structure by 25 mts

A team of officers from Department of Archaeology and Museums examining the Tipu’s armoury at Srirangapatna town in Mandya district. dh photoWith this visit, the process of shifting the armoury has started.

The team, headed by Dr Gopal, director of the department, examined the way in which the armoury could be shifted without causing any damage to the structure.

He gave example of shifting the structure in Egypt without damaging it and also shifting of an unit of Bhadravathi Paper Mills.

Efforts are on to adopt the similar technology to shift the armoury. The State Cabinet had already taken a decision to shift the historical structure to pave way for the track doubling between Bangalore and Mysore.

Visit: Dr Gopal said Ashwathnarayan, a noted engineer would visit the spot on June 3 and prepares a report to the department on the pros and cons for shifting the armoury. The real picture would emerge only after submission of report by the expert.

Armoury to be shifted

Babu, another technical expert said plans are afoot to push back the armoury by about 25 mtrs by using the heavy machinery.

The work is not only time consuming but it should be shifted without causing any damage to the structure.

Archaeology Department’s Assistant Executive Engineer S K Vasudev, Railway Engineer Srinivasulu and Ranganatha Giri were present on the occasion.

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