85 pc conservation work completed at Harappa remains

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The Punjab Archeology Department has completed 85 per cent conservation work at remains of Harappa site.

This was said by Sub-divisional Officer Archeology Ghulam Muhammad while talking to APP on Sunday.

The archeology expert said there were nearly 400 small walls which were being conserved at the site. Special bricks were being used to give original shape to the walls which were actually walls of houses of the ancient Indus Valley dwellers.

The Punjab government is spending Rs 8.2 millions over the conversation of the remains.

He informed that total area of Harappa was 175 acres and 50,000 people used to visit it during a month.

The work on extension of museum gallery from south of the building, maintenance of grassy lawns, provision of security lights within museum premises, signboards for tourists, provision of safe drinking water, improvement of washrooms, canteen and purchase of new furniture for the rest house were also in progress with a rapid pace, he said and added the best possible facilities were being provided to visitors at the site.