GHMC plans basic facilities at Deccan Park near QQS Tombs

Hyderabad: The GHMC was planning to develop Deccan Park near Quli Qutub Shah Tombs for which proposals are being taken up to provide basic facilities like toilets, drinking water and infra, GHMC Commissioner Dr B. Janardhan Reddy said on Monday.

The GHMC Commissioner, along with MLAs, Akbaruddin Owaisi, Kauser Mohiuddin inspected the Deccan Park near Shaikpet Quli Qutub Shah Tombs. The initiative has been taken up to improve the existing system with modernized infrastructure, which has been discussed with the MLAs during the inspection tour.

The Commissioner said as a part of Swadeshi Darshan programme, the Centre has allocated Rs 100 crores for overall development of four important structures like Qutub Shah tombs, Deccan Park, Paigah Tombs, Hayath Bakshi Tombs to attract tourists to these spots. The GHMC is mulling to entrust the work to Aga Khan Foundation in coordination with Archeology and Tourism Department.

The proposals were taken up by the Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority in 2013 and in this context the Commissioner said that to expedite the work, the GHMC directed the Aga Khan Foundation for overall development of Quli Qutub Shah Tombs with facilities like parking, interpretation centre, an amphitheatre and so on. The GHMC has also a plan to build a special road from Deccan Park to Golconda Fort for the convenience of visitors.

The GHMC Commissioner said a special meeting will be held with Quli Qutub Shah Urban Development Authority Managing Committee to take a decision on the developments as suggested by the committee members. –NSS

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