Bhubaneswar: After reports of stones falling from the Konark Temple, the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and the Central Building Research Institute (CBRI) are gearing up to conduct an endoscopy of temple to review its internal structure for safety and maintenance purposes.
The innards of the temple are still unknown and in a bid to assess the structural stability of the stones inside an endoscopy will be conducted by the CBRI. Moreover, a hole will be dug on the ground on which the temple stands to check the strength of its foundation columns and how far beneath it lies.
“We don’t even know that the stones have fallen now or 10-20 years back. We don’t have any records about the same. Hence, we will conduct an endoscopy to know the inside of the structure and to assess the structural stability of the walls and columns,” said CBRI scientist, HL Mittal..
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