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A new restoration plan for Sajan Singh Haveli has been authorized

A new restoration plan for Sajan Singh Haveli has been authorized

A new restoration plan for Sajan Singh Haveli has been authorized. There are seven gurdwaras and a temple in the Sajan Singh Haveli, which is in the heart of Bhabhra Bazaar, the city’s most crowded area. The Glorious Rawalpindi Task Force has approved a plan to renovate and restore both the haveli and a nearby temple.

The archaeology department has been told to come up with an estimate of how much it will cost to get the old historical sites back to how they were when they were first built.

It was before Muhammad Mahmood was arrested in the Ring Road scandal that he had permission from the Punjab government to spend Rs400 million restoring the historical mansion. However, the provincial government did not give the money to the people.

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So now, the Glory Rawalpindi Task Force will be in charge of getting work done on the project. On Friday, Punjab Chief Minister Usman Buzdar gave the go-ahead for the project to start right away.

As far back as last year, the renovation of the Sajan Singh Haveli project was thought to cost about Rs50 million. They’ve been told to come up with and submit an estimated cost for the renovation project.

In the first phase, the Sajan Singh Haveli and the Bagh-e-Sardaran Temple will be renovated and restored to their original condition, and they will be open to tourists, says Asif Mehmood, the head of the Glorious Rawalpindi Task Force. Seven other old temples will also be renovated.

131 years ago, Sardar Rai Bahadur Sajan Singh was a wealthy businessman and built the building that is so well known. When it was built, the foundation stone was laid in 1890. It was done in three years. Four floors and 45 rooms make up the 24,000-square-foot building. Four of its big halls have furniture that looks like it did in the 1800s. Due to a lack of proper care, this important piece of history is almost going to fall apart.

One of the parts of the project was to repair a temple and seven gurdwaras.

The Bagh-e-Sardaran Temple is in Ghazni Mohalla. It was built in 1887. This temple is now home to the Special Police Branch’s office, which is where they work.

When will the restoration of these two historical places start? It should be done in March.

A Sikh family moved to India after the country was split up. The Sajaan Singh Haveli belonged to the family. The family also owned a royal palace on Mall Road, which is now home to Fatima Jinnah Women’s University.

Before this, there was also a plan to make the Sajan Singh Haveli a campus of the Fatima Jinnah University, but it could not be done.

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The restoration of Sajan Singh Haveli is under jeopardy

The restoration of Sajan Singh Haveli is under jeopardy

The restoration of Sajan Singh Haveli is in limbo. The 130-year-old Sajan Singh Haveli — which comprises seven gurdwaras and a temple in the city’s most densely populated Bhabhra Bazaar neighborhood — could not be restored because the provincial government failed to release funds approved for the project.

Prior to his arrest in the Ring Road scandal, former Commissioner Capt (retd) Muhammad Mahmood obtained approval from the Punjab government to restore the historical mansion for Rs400 million. The provincial government, on the other hand, did not release the funds.

Sardar Rai Bahadur Sujan Singh, a wealthy merchant, constructed the iconic structure 131 years ago. It began construction in 1890 and was completed three years later. The four-story, 24,000-square-foot structure features 45 rooms. Four of the large halls are furnished in the Victorian style. 

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The project also included the restoration of a temple and seven gurdwaras.

The plan called for painting the streets of the inner Bhabra Bazaar and the balconies of all ancient structures.

The plan for the establishment of a library on the ground floor and a cafe on the top floor where tourists could sit and learn about the mansion’s history.

The plan called for the restoration of electricity poles, telephones, and other wires in the streets surrounding the Haveli, as well as the establishment of a museum on the second floor of the mansion. Antiquities from the British and Sikh eras would be housed in the museum.

According to sources, despite the project’s approval, the provincial government has yet to release funds.

The Sajan Singh Haveli was home to a Sikh family who immigrated to India following partition. The family also owned a royal palace on Mall Road, which is now the location of Fatima Jinnah Women’s University.

Prior to this, a plan to establish a campus of the Fatima Jinnah University at the Sajan Singh Haveli was considered but never implemented.

The mansion is a work of art in the style of British architecture and a sight to behold.

The purpose of opening this mansion to tourists was not only to preserve and introduce cultural heritage to future generations, but also to promote Pothohar culture.

Several attempts were made to ascertain Rawalpindi Commissioner Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah’s version of the Sajan Singh Haveli’s delay in renovation, but he did not respond.

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