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Char Kaman, a historical structure located near Charminar in Hyderabad, is getting restored after years of neglect. Mumbai-based firm, Laxmi Haricon Pvt Ltd, who is doing the restoration work of Mecca Masjid, has bagged contract of restoration for Rs 87 lakh. Work is expected to be complete by May 2018 with Kamans restored in a manner that they will look rock solid for a few hundred more years.
Char Kaman, four lofty arches near Charminar, were built in 1592. The Char Kaman is one among the four such structures which are part of the Charminar. The other three are Machli Kaman, Kali Kaman and Sher-e-Batil-Ki-Kaman. The Char Kaman was included in the “tentative list” of UNESCO World Heritage Site. While Charminar has always been seen as a protected monument worth preserving, the four Kamans have been left unprotected with encroachers having field day.
The restoration work at Char Kaman started in October third week. While scaffoldings have been partially raised around Machili Kaman and Kali Kaman, work is yet to begin on the other two arches. According to the people involved with the project though the structure is built with limestone mortar and dressed stones, the four Kamans are still robust albeit with flaking plaster and a few dislodged stones.