The huge cistern at Mecca Masjid is in for repairs. The mosque authorities have emptied it as it has developed major cracks resulting in the speedy depletion of water. The cistern is used by people for ablutions before offering ‘namaz’.

During Ramzan the fast depletion of water created problems for worshippers. “Therefore, we have decided to repair it properly,” said Khaja Nayeemuddin, superintendent, Mecca Masjid.

The cistern got damaged in the bomb blast at the mosque in 2007.

Ever since the water was seeping out but of late the cracks widened causing water to deplete quickly. Last Friday the cistern was completely emptied and the tiles removed to plug the leaks.

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