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Golkonda, 7 tombs to be linked(thehindu)

A walkway to come up for visitors so that they can move around without the hassle of taking the main road

Riding a bike or hailing an auto to reach the Golkonda fort from seven tombs may be a thing of the past for the visitors if the latest plan of the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) materialises. The city’s civic body wants to develop a walkway between Deccan park, Qutb Shahi tombs and the Golkonda fort for the tourists so that they can move around without the hassle of taking the main road. The proposal was discussed on Monday during an inspection of the Deccan Park by GHMC Commissioner B. Janardhan Reddy along with MLAs Akbaruddin Owaisi and Kauser Mohiuddin.

The GHMC wants to develop the Deccan Park near Quli Qutb Shahi tombs by providing basic facilities such as toilets, drinking water and upgradation of infrastructure to attract more visitors. The Commissioner said that modernisation of the park was in store as the State Tourism Department, as part of Swadeshi Darshan programme, had sent a proposals to the Central Government seeking allocation of Rs. 100 crore for overall development of Qutb Shahi tombs, Deccan park, Paigah tombs and Hayath Bakshi tombs. The GHMC Commissioner also directed the Aga Khan foundation to expedite the ongoing works at Quli Qutb Shahi tombs for developing parking space, interpretation centre and amphi-theatre.

The GHMC would also organise a special meeting with Quli Qutb Shahi Urban Development Authority Managing Committee to discuss the status of the development works as suggested by Committee members.

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