Rs 3-crore fund to restore public library in Delhi

(29 August 2015) The Indian Express reports that In a meeting on Friday, Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Najeeb Jung,  approved a Rs 3-crore [USD 30 million] grant for the restoration of the ailing Hardayal municipal public library in Chandni Chowk.

“The Hardayal library is an important signpost of our city’s history. We need to ensure that it is restored to its erstwhile glory,” said Jung.

Established in 1862, the library is more than 150 years old and is presumably the oldest one in Delhi. It has a collection of extremely rare and precious books, including books dating back to the 16th century.

It has 28 branches which are spread across the three municipalities of Delhi.

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