A group of architects is now engaged in lifting the two-storeyed historic mosque and shifting it to a different location in Puranigudam.
The shifting of the mosque without dismantling is made possible due to the hydraulic system technology of the Haryana based engineering firm RR and Sons.
According to reports, the shifting of the mosque is supposed to be done within 15 to 20 days.
The turret was about to be demolished for expanding the National Highway 37 passing through it into a four lane one.
However, the local people who consider the mosque a ‘symbol of unity’ would not let it be demolished and approached the district administration with a memorandum to preserve the mosque.
When the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and the public works department said that moving the mosque to a different location would be difficult, the local people, regardless of their religion and beliefs, got together to start a crowd funding initiative and caught the attention of RR and Sons.
The mosque which was built in 1909 was not destroyed even in the massive earthquake that hit the state in 1950.