A 150-metre long and 12 feet high pre-independence bunker was been rediscovered on 12th August below the Raj Bhavan Complex at Malabar Hill in Mumbai.
On Friday the Public Works Department staff broke through the temporary wall which blocked the opening metal gate which is about 20 foot tall.
The piece of history has a long passageway and is widespread across a region of 5000sq feet, consisting of 13 rooms which are of varied sizes.
The Chief Minister of Maharashtra Devendra Fadnavis was taken on a tour of the bunker by Governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao on Tuesday evening. He also posted the pictures of the inside structure on his Twitter handle describing it as an amazing discovery.
Raj Bhavan, formerly known as ‘Government House’ during the 18th century was been served as the British Governors summer residency prior to 1885 and was later turned into a permanent residency by Lord Reay from 1855 onwards.
The governor Ch. Vidyasagar Rao was been informed about the believed to be tunnel underground the Raj Bhavan by the old-timer employee’s some three months ago, after which he made the orders to open it.
The rooms were been labelled as Shell store, Gun store, Cartridge Store, Shell Lift, Pump, Workshop depending upon the usage. Also consisting scores of lamp recesses in the gangway which allows the light to enter. It has a drainage system which makes way for ventilation to circulate air and water run-off.
Though it was found after decades, the condition inside the barrack seemed to be unscathed. Thus, Governor Rao is looking forward to preserve the structure by consulting the archaeologist.
Looks like this revelation turned out to be very surprising to all the officials.
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