New Changes in Qutub Minar

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24 September 2021 Current Affairs:Steep stairways and Wooden ramps amongst other changes have been delivered at the World Heritage Site of Qutub Minar that will make the region available for disabled and the elderly.

Highlights:
♦ Humayun’s Tomb (1993) and Red Fort Complex (2007) are other world heritage monuments in Delhi.
♦ It is a five-storeyed red sandstone tower (72.5 m high) built by Muslim conquerors in the thirteenth century to commemorate their last triumph over the Rajput rulers of Delhi (Qutub skill victory), while additionally serving as a tower from the place muezzins (criers) name for prayer at the Quwwatu’l-Islam mosque nearby.
♦ A 7 m-high iron pillar stands in the courtyard of the mosque.
♦ Its surrounding consists of Alai-Darwaza Gate, the masterpiece of Indo-Muslim art (built in 1311).
♦ The construction process of Qutub Minar took about 75 years. Its construction was begun by Qutub-ud-din Aibak (1206-1210) in 1193 and finished by Iltutmish (1211-1236).
♦ In 1368, it was once repaired via the rulers of the day, Muhammad-bin-Tughluq (1325-51) and Firuz Shah Tughluq (1351-88).
♦ The minar (tower) is engraved with excellent arabesque decorations on its surface, generally verses from the Quran.
♦ Qutub Minar and its monuments were declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1993.
 

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