The move came two days after the ASI decided to reopen 31 centrally protected monuments and museums in Odisha from Monday with all safety measures in place.
The monuments, including Taj Mahal in Agra and the Red Fort in Delhi, will be reopened for the first time since they were shut in March amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Meanwhile, the trench reportedly dug using an earthmover for constructing a fence was levelled, after documenting the damages caused to the artefacts.
Prior to that, the first, second and third ‘Pidhas’ of the Jagamohan were strengthened.
On Monday, Vice Chairman of BDA Prem Chandra Chaudhary approached the national archaeological agency in this regard.
The structures that exist on the palace premises include Jagannath and Rasikaray temples, parts of the fort and the main gate.
The AMASR Act prohibits construction within 100 m and mandates regulation of constructions within a radius of 101-300 m of the monument.
This 15-acre land which houses the Qutub Shahi Bagh and chabutra is in the process of being handed over to the State government so that the golf course that lies adjacent to it can be extended.
The conundrum lies in the fact that in between the the inner and outer fortifications of the fort, there are around 16,500 houses in the area who do not receive proper water supply.
The new facility will be set up in the arched cells, currently under renovation, along the south-western portion of the fortification of the 16th century fort, and is scheduled to be opened by April 2
The court fixed the date after the ASI informed it on the status of work on the cracked stone beams inside Nata Mandap.
Ahimaka, one of the 16 Mahajanapadas (kingdoms), was mentioned in many literary Buddhist works, and has also found a place in Mahabaratha and Satavahana history.
As of now, there is a case lodged with the High Court, and the court has asked them to maintain status quo and stopped the temple’s further expansion.
However, the works were stopped because of lack of funds and other labour-related issues that the ASI was facing at the time.
Water is seeping into Garbhagruha through cracks in the roof.