HYDERABAD: Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Thursday was at it again as he unveiled his grandoise plans to develop Hyderabad to international standards without the city losing its historic monuments.
All the towers and skyscrapers to come up in the city should resemble the history, heritage and culture of the city, he emphasised at a meeting held with renowned architect Hafeez in the Secretariat on Thursday. Using Google Earth maps, KCR and the team of architects identified the places where new constructions should come up. The team of architects also looked into the proposed constructions on the banks of river Musi.
If the plans of KCR materialise, a special structure will come up near Ravindra Bharathi which will showcase the culture and heritage of Hyderabad. KCR said successive governments have come with up cement constructions like Hi-tec City to showcase them as the symbol of Hyderabad instead of a historic monument like Charminar. “We won’t repeat such mistakes,” he said, adding his government will not hesitate to spend any amount to take up constructions that will enhance the heritage of the city.
Rao told the architects that Hyderabad is diverse and the new constructions that will come up should reflect the historic and social conditions of the particular place. “The skyscrapers and towers should come for use for economic development of the State. The structures should resemble Hyderabad’s heritage and at the same time should cater to all needs of people,” he said.