The Parks and Horticulture Authority (PHA) has handed over Shalimar Gardens to the Archaeology Department after renovation.

A PHA spokesman told The Post on Wednesday that Rs 19 million was spent on restoring the beauty of the Mughal era gardens.

He said that PHA”s Engineering Wing repaired the irrigation system at a cost of Rs 3.8 million. A new tube-well, artificial rain units with booster pumps and an electricity transformer were installed at a cost of Rs 3.6 million and old tube-wells were also repaired. Horticulture was done on 37.43 acres of land, he said and added that Rs 4.4 million had been allocated for flatbeds, lawn movers and other machinery. The salaries of the labourers were also included in this budget, he said.

PHA engineers and experts completed the tree plantation project at a cost of Rs 6.3 million. A water tank with a capacity of 10,000 gallons had also been constructed at a cost of Rs 3.12 million.

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