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Losing Glory: Sloppy 'Facelift' Of Delhi's Monuments Rid Them Of Their Historical Details

As Delhi awaits the arrival of high-profile dignitaries for the G20 Summit this weekend, Gol Gumbad, Safdarjung's tomb, Sikander Lodi tomb and a number of other monuments that are part of the capital's heritage have been carelessly covered in a fresh coat of sand, cement and paint in a botched-up attempt to beautify the city's heritage sites. In the process of restoring the monuments, the delicate details and carvings on the walls have been erased. While crores have been spent on the restoration plan, the execution looks hurried with generous use of plaster and paint covering up the monuments' former glory. Here's how the monuments looked before and how it looks after the 'facelift'.

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Gol Gumbad near Nizamuddin
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As Delhi awaits the arrival of high-profile dignitaries for the G20 Summit this weekend, Gol Gumbad, Safdarjung's tomb, Sikander Lodi tomb and a number of other monuments that are part of the capital's heritage have been carelessly covered in a fresh coat of sand, cement and paint in a botched-up attempt to beautify the city's heritage sites. In the process of restoring the monuments, the delicate details and carvings on the walls have been erased. While crores have been spent on the restoration plan, the execution looks hurried with generous use of plaster and paint covering up the monuments' former glory. Here's how the monuments looked before and how it looks after the 'facelift'.

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