Gobind Fort falls to monsoon.

However, the collapse did no damage to the nearby dwellings and commercial establishments. This protected monument has been a source of fear for those living in pockets, near it. In 1988, such a collapse had claimed one life.

The fort is among the 30 monuments and archaeological sites of national importance, but such collapses are not new here. Over the years, a huge portion of this fort has collapsed due to an indifferent attitude of the authorities concerned.

Though a section of the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials has been stationed on the fort premises, it has failed to preserve its falling portions. The much-needed repair has not been carried out as the authorities concerned have not received adequate funds from the Central Government. They have repaired only the gurdwara inside the fort.

The locals told the TNS that they were doubly crushed as the authorities concerned had been neither repairing the fort nor allowing them to repair their crumbling dwellings.
There is a ban on carrying out repair or new construction within the 200 m radius of the fort.

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