Fraser’s timing

The mechanical workings were replaced by an electric mechanism over 100 years ago when the chimes of the 151-year-old Surat clock tower could be heard throughout the city.  Endowed for the people of Surat by Khan Bahadur Burjorjee Fraser in 1871, the structure continues to be one of the city’s major colonial landmarks. Fraser had stipulated that "if this clock tower needs to be shifted due to widening of the road, it should be similarly constructed” elsewhere. It would be the responsibility of the Surat municipality to bear the cost of maintaining the monument. The municipality used to employ a......

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