Mysore/Mysuru: In response to a recent report in Star of Mysore titled ‘Cracks mar stained glass domes of Mysore Palace,’ which highlighted the issue of cracks appearing in the peacock-shaped stained glass domes crowning the Durbar Hall and Kalyana Mantapa of the Mysore Palace, Deputy Commissioner Dr. K.V. Rajendra has taken proactive steps to address the matter.
The report shed light on the significant concern of rainwater seepage causing damage to the Mysore Palace, renowned for its unique Indo-Saracenic architectural style that harmoniously blends neoclassical and gothic elements. To mitigate further damage, the domes have been covered with waterproof German tarpaulins, securely fastened at the edges.
Dr. Rajendra, who also serves as the Chief Executive of the Mysore Palace Board, noted that this problem has a viable solution and must be addressed promptly. He directed the District Heritage Conservation Committee to nominate four experts who will form an exclusive committee responsible for examining and overseeing the repairs needed for the Palace.
The selected experts will receive invitations from the Palace Board, and their recommendations will serve as the basis for formulating a comprehensive plan for the repair and restoration of the Mysore Palace.
Adequate funds will be allocated accordingly to ensure the preservation of this iconic heritage site, Dr. Rajendra added.