1. The ASI team has proposed replacing wooden prop structures with moveable metal structures to support damaged walls and vaults.It is recommended that the method be reviewed with the following in mind:
  • Any metal structure inserted should take into account the fact that the ancient stone structures have continued to carry a heavy load despite partial collapse or even when considerably damaged.
  • Such structures should only be used in specific, exceptional cases and kept to a strict minimum.
  1. The Committee expresses its satisfaction with the contribution being made by the Indian experts for the specific treatment of the various species of old trees. It is recommended that a general monitoring plan be prepared.