Gyanvapi Masjid: Survey can start from today through GPR technique


Varanasi: On Wednesday, the team reached at 8 am on the seventh day of the ongoing scientific survey of the Archaeological Department of India in the Gyanvapi Masjid complex of Varanasi. It is being told that the survey can start from Friday through GPR technology. For this, the expert team of IIT from Kanpur has also been called to Varanasi. On Tuesday, the ASI team collected necessary evidence from the basement of Vyas Ji located in front of Nandi.

The survey with Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) technology is likely to start on Friday. During this, the machine will be installed at more than ten places in the first phase. After that result new places will be selected. The team of experts from IIT Kanpur can reach Varanasi by Wednesday night. ASI has asked IIT Kanpur for modern radar in the Gyanvapi survey. The Gyanvapi campus will be studied afresh in the radar survey. With the help of GPR, the truth under the ground can be known without digging.

The ASI team gathered information about the structure beneath the basement using Differential Global Positioning System (DGPS) and Global Navigation Satellite System (GNNS). Meanwhile, a team of experts has also been called from Kanpur IIT. It is being said that Kanpur IIT experts will help ASI in the investigation through GPR technology.


On Tuesday, the ASI team conducted a scientific investigation of the main dome along with its measurements. It is being told that the structure found from under the basement of Vyas ji is before the mosque. It is said that after checking the upper surface, the team will check the foundation. Meanwhile, the Hindu side was accused by the Muslim side that unnecessary statements are being made in the media. Along with this, the Anjuman Arrangement Committee has also demanded a ban on the media coverage of the survey from the court. However, the Muslim side, while describing the ASI survey conducted so far as satisfactory, said that full cooperation is being given from their side.