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Monument restoration at Elliot’s beach put on hold

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After a two-week lull, work is expected to resume,reports T.S. ATUL SWAMINATHAN

For the past couple of weeks, Kaj Schmidt memorial on Elliot’s Beach wore a deserted look with apprehensions among the public that the restoration work on the heritage monument had stopped midway.

Sources in the Public Works Department allayed these fears, saying work will resume soon. Soon, fibre wrapping technology would be used to prevent the structure from developing cracks. Around 80 per cent of the work has been completed, including the stone work and laying of the pile foundation for compound wall. Last March, the civic body had announced that it would take steps to restore the structure and last May the work began with the commencement of soil testing.

The restoration work was expected to be completed by August.

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