As a precursor to the conservation works, the project team carried out the documentation of the existing condition of Azimganj Serai. This task was particularly challenging for the team, as major portions of the chambers had collapsed, and the site was covered with dense vegetation. Excessive vegetation had led to the collapse of significant portions of the building with alarge majority of the vaulted cells having collapsed. This unwanted vegetation was carefully removed under the supervision of an experienced team of a conservation architect, horticulturist and engineers.

100 cu. m. of debris were carefully removed without damaging the historic structure.Scientific excavation was done at several locations within the monument to determine the original floor levels as intended by theMughal builders.Deep filling was done to repair the structural cracks in the random rubble masonry to consolidate the existing structure.

Stone rubble masonry works for reconstruction of 52 of these partially collapsed rooms have been completed. This work required great precision and care as in some cells nearly 40% of the structure had collapsed and thus standing portions were unstable and in urgent need of conservation.

Following a close inspection of each arch by team of conservation architect and engineer along with the master-craftsmen, specialized shuttering was constructed for conservation of arches, vaults and domes, thereby ensuring consistency of profile and reducing time spent in scaffolding works.

In 2015, conservation works were carried out on 27 chambers in the South-eastern corner and 28 chambers in the North-westerncorner of the monument. Conservation works on two gateways, one on the Western side and other on the Eastern side have commenced. Even though these gateways are located opposite to each other, their designs are very different. Deep filling and careful stitching with stone of large cracks in the structure has been done all across the structure.

The structure is badly damaged due to dense growth of trees (invasive species like kikar and subabool) on the structure. The ForestDepartment on request of the State Department of Archaeology, permitted cutting of trees on the monument for the South-easternand North- western parts of the monument.

After the completion of conservation work the chamber walls were lime plastered using tradition tools and techniques. The lime pointing of random rubble masonry on the exterior facade is also being carried out.