LAHORE Inauguration of newly renovated City Heritage Museum has been further delayed by a week due to busy schedule of both the Punjab Chief Secretary and Secretary Information, towards whom the management is seeing for performing the ritual of cutting the red ribbon. Previously, the inauguration dates were changed thrice due to different reasons. The museum had to be inaugurated on August 14 but due to delay in completion of renovation work, it was decided to open it in first week of September. Later, it was scheduled to be inaugurated for general public on November 14. An official told TheNation that the museum would be opened next week at any cost. He said the renovation work had been completed and the museum was ready to be unlocked for visitors. The historic Tollinton Market building on The Mall, next to Anarkali Bazaar was handed over to the Lahore Museum and was converted into Heritage Museum in 2006. The museum, inaugurated by former chief minister Pervaiz Elahi, functioned for sometime. But, no major activity was held sine 2006 except some paintings and artifacts exhibitions. Although, the building was repaired with a huge amount of Rs 32 million by a private construction firm, which changed the roofs but leakage of rainwater could not be stopped. Now, the Lahore Museum has been repaired and renovated with its own funds. According to the officials, the building is safe now for any kind of activity. They said it had a permanent exhibition hall to be used to highlight 1000 years pictorial history of Lahore. They said the museums central portion 'Hall of Fame would display portraits of the personalities who contributed to the development of Lahore. The portraits of 24 state heads from the 1974 Islamic Summit, donated by the Punjab Assembly, are also on permanent display in the hall. The rotating exhibitions in this hall would display portraits of political, educational and cultural personalities of Lahore, the added. They said one hall of the museum would be used for temporary exhibitions and in this regard the management had displayed landscapes and portraits of Lahores historical buildings by six artists including Mumtaz Hussain, Muneera Aalam, Shafiq, Mehmoodul Hasan Roomi, Dr Javaid Anwar and Javaid Bhola.