#90 Hauz khas During the reign of Alauddin Khilji (1296–1316) the excavation of the water tank was done in Delhi’s second city. This plan has been executed with a view of meeting the newly built Siri Fort’s water supply needs. After Khilji, this fort was originally known as Hauz-i-Alai. But, Tughlaq dynasty’s Firuz Shah Tughlaq (1351–88) excavated the cracked tank again and cleaned the inlet channels, which appeared to be clogged. The tank was basically nearly stretched in the area of 50 ha (123.6 acres) with dimensions of 700 m length, 600 m width and with 4 m depth of water. During the early stages after it was built, its storage capacity was assumed to be 0.8 Mcum as per the reports, with concluding monsoons. Presently the tank is not that big enough as before. The reason behind this is the substantial reduction in the tank sixe because of the siltation as well as encroachment. Yet, it is very much well maintained.
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