HYDERABAD: After stating that the iconic Moazzam Jahi Market will be restored to its past glory, Minister for Municipal Administration and Urban Development KT Rama Rao on Monday visited the area along with the principal secretary, MAUD, officials from GHMC to inspect the area.
An action plan was also shared with the minister by the GHMC officials which costs approximately `10 crore. Works will begin in a day or two as per the action plan, superintending engineer Mohan Singh informed. The minister, along with the officials, took a tour of the market and gave specific instructions including small repairs and also laying of sewer, water and electrical lines.
"We have an action plan on the same lines. In this process, we will be setting up sewer lines, storm water drains, electrical lines. There are also some repairs that need to be done to the steps leading to the top of the tower. Besides this, we will also be repairing the tower and the clock itself," Singh informed.
The floor of the market that was constructed in 1935 also is in need to of repairs and it is likely to be redone.
Rama Rao has issued orders to Arvind Kumar to ensure that the work begins and it is most likely to start in the next two days. The minister inspected the site in detail where he checked the condition of the slab on the steps and ordered for repairs. All encroachments will be removed and there will be modern electrification and lighting and all the shops will be supplied with running water and drinking water. There will be uniform signage boards. The housing board land will be turned into parking area and toilets will also be constructed. The minister said this will become a major tourist spot after restoration.