BANGALORE GATE RESTORATION TO BE COMPLETED IN TWO MONTHS
Context: The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has taken up the restoration work of Bangalore Gate, an all but forgotten 19th century heritage structure, located at Chamarajpet.
- It is expecting it to be completed in two months.
- The building had been neglected for years and was in a dilapidated condition
- The site was once a tax-collecting post for those entering the city from the Mysore Gate.
Easy accessibility, lots of open space and its heritage value makes it an excellent site for public attraction.
- It is an important city monument.
- The structure was built in the early part of the 20th century.
- It may have been constructed after Chamarajpet, the city’s first planned enclave, was developed.
- In a way, at that time, it was like a border-marking point for the city.
- It was like a police outpost to track people’s movement in and out of Bengaluru.