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Way back prior to 2010, the ASI took the conservation work on the monuments before the start of the 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi. Under the ASI Delhi Circle, there are 172 monuments identified for restoration work. The central Government released about Rs. 1.5 million (US$30,000) for the initial restoration work.
Coming under the category of "non-living heritage structures" Friday prayers are not allowed in the mosque. However, the fakirs call upon Jinns on every Thursday as the place is said to be haunted. People reported to have been slapped by some invisible forces and have heard various strange voices coming from adjoining graves.
It is to be noted that the area of Mehrauli has been probably the oldest continuously inhabited area of the city, hence it is rich in old monuments - an architectural legacy of many centuries, covering various dynasties. Lal Kot, the first fortification of the city of Delhi, was established by the Tomar Rajputs in the Mehrauli area in AD 1060. The Chauhans extended this by adding the fortifications of Qila Rai Pithora, and after them the Il-Bari Turks continued to rule from this location. An interesting fact is this area was not abandoned by many rulers, though they established the capital in other places. Many important buildings built during successive dynasties - the Khaljis, Tughlaqs, Lodis, Moguls, and the British continue to exist and many of them are fairly in good shape. This area is a haven for tourists when they look for different varieties.