HYDERABAD: Youth, get ready to explore your passion, to set the karting track ablaze for the fun is all set to arrive here in the heart of the city. The Pearl City will soon get a 2.5-acre go-karting facility on Necklace Road, opposite P V Ghat.
Screeching tyres, speeding and the adrenalin rush can be invigorating for the true motor racing enthusiast, an invitation to the thrill of speed with the skill for sharp turns. The Buddha Purnima Project (BPP), a wing of Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will develop the Go Karting facility.
HMDA officials told Express that the project costing Rs 3.25 crore will include a 500-metres runway with about a dozen die-cast go kart vehicles and a panel fencing of 2.5 m height.
The safety features would include a solid reinforced protective frame, tracks built for excellent traction lined with tyre walls and a guardrail as precautions. A temporary snack bar inside the boundary wall would provide some refreshment.
The operation and maintenance of the facility would be handed to a private firm with expertise in conducting the game for five years, extendable up to two years through an agreement. A nominal fee of Rs 150 per ride would be charged, which will generate revenues to the cash starved HMDA, they added.
Go Karting requires no special training beforehand, contrary to the fears of most people. It is a game for everybody and is all about exploring your manoeuvring skills thorough a few winding laps of fun.