HYDERABAD: The State Archeology and the National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) officials continued their “survey” at the Naubat Pahad on the premises of Vidyaranya High School for only a couple of hours on Thursday in their quest for the treasure trove that is believed to be buried underneath.
Working on their theory of a “network of tunnels”, they visited the nearby Mint Compound and the ANGRAU College of Home Science to find a way to the tunnel under the Naubat Pahad.
Briefing the media, Prof P Chenna Reddy, Director of State Archeology, said NMDC officials had identified 10 points for the resistivity survey and magnetometer survey.
“The bunkers at ANGRAU College of Home Science have been de-watered,” he informed.
Commenting on reports that the excavation work at the Vidyaranya High School might shake the foundation of the Birla Mandir, he said such reports were false.
“No one has approached me with complaints.
Moreover, whatever we have dug up so far is the loose soil which has no link to the rocks on the hill,” he said.
Meanwhile, Tourism Secretary Chandana Khan told the school that excavation would take place only during vacations in April.