Arvind directs GHMC to restore 12 clocks in historical towers

Freedom Press Bureau

Hyderabad, Feb 13: Telangana Principal Secretary Municipal Administration Arvind Kumar on Wednesday asked the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials to firm up plans for taking up immediate restoration and renovation of twelve clocks in the historical towers in the city.

He visited Shalibanda, Sultan Bazaar and Monda Market and personally observed the condition of the clocks and the structures and issued instructions to the officials to take up restoration works.

During his visit to Shalibanda, he observed that the structure is in a dilapidated condition and the clock on both sides of the gateway is not working. He asked the GHMC officials to immediately take up repairs of the clock and ensure its periodical maintenance.

Later he visited the clock tower at Sultan Bazaar. It was observed that the clock is not in working condition and the tower is in a dilapidated condition. As there is no maintenance since long period, encroachments towards the main road are seen.

The Principal Secretary directed the officials to prepare a restoration plan which includes repair of the clock, the compound wall on all the four sides, painting and lighting. Trees have to be trimmed for better visibility. Encroachments have to be cleared.

He also asked the officials to take up repair works to the old assembly hall in the premises of the sultan bazaar government high school.

At Monda market, the Principal secretary went inside the first floor of the building where the clock is fixed. He asked the officials to take up repairs of the clock which is not working. He also went around the old jail khana and directed the zonal commissioner to convene a meeting with the local shopkeepers and take up minimum repairs with the cooperation of the local community.

Chief Engineer Ziayuddin and Director Heritage Srinivas were present.

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