|Project:||Summer Palace, Amritsar|
|Owner:||Punjab Heritage and Tourism Promotion Board (PHTPB)|
|Consultant:||Cultural Resources Conservation Initiative(CRCI), New Delhi|
A beautiful attraction of Punjab, the Summer Palace of Maharajah Ranjit Singh is a famous building located in Amritsar. Located in the heart of the garden known as Ram Bagh, the Summer Palace is a masterpiece of Indian architecture. The entrance called as Darshani Deori, is noteworthy acknowledgement to its distinctive design, with water tanks feeding fountains in the palace's garden. The palace itself contains numerous mirror and glass works, as well as painting and art pieces. Nowadays, the palace is a museum hosting historical oil paintings, coins, miniatures and instruments depicting the country's Sikh era.
On the inspection of site, damages had been caused due to the movement of structure over the period of time with no settlements found. An appropriate repair scheme was devised using a combination of Helifix masonry repair products to reinstate the structural integrity of this fantastic building.
To secure and reinforce the masonry and distribute the lateral restraint loads, a deep masonry beam, whose ends drilled in the adjoining wall, was created above the cracked arch openings, using long series HeliBar bonded into the regular mortar joint and clearance holes were grouted using PolyPlus resin.
The masonry on the both the sides of the crack were reconnected with each other using CemTie in fully grouted diagonal clearance holes. · The cracks have been filled with CrackBond TE. On completion of the work the summer residence of legendary Maharaja Ranjeet Singh was fully stabilised without affecting its aesthetic appearance.