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Developmental activities in full swing for Formula E event

DECCAN CHRONICLE | Maddy Deekshith

Published on: October 23, 2022 | Updated on: October 23, 2022

 Formula E car was unveiled on the iconic cable-stayed bridge at Durgam Cheruvu (DC/Representational)

HYDERABAD: The HMDA said the NTR Marg will be ready to host a trial race on November 10, ahead of the

Formula E Grand Prix event on February 11 next year. Work is apace on the road to get it ready for Formula E standards.

An official said HMDA would spend `1 crore to get both sides of the NTR Marg race-ready. The November 10 event will be open to the public.

Besides, HMDA has planned the completion and upgrading of several projects on the roads surrounding the Hussainsagar, mostly in time for the Formula E race, after the facelift of Tank Bund earlier this year.

According to official sources, about 90 per cent of construction work on the Secretariat is complete. Work on the Rs 650-crore seven-storey structure with a built-up area of seven lakh square feet would completed soon, sources said.

The Martyrs Memorial is 80 per cent ready. Designed in the shape of a ‘lamp with light’, the memorial is set to be inaugurated by the end of the year.

A 15-feet statue of freedom fighter and Telangana activist Konda Laxman Bapuji. The HMDA will spend Rs 30 lakh to instal the statue and build the pedestal with steps for easy access to the statue development of greenery in the vicinity.

There is some movement on the 10-acre Lakefront Park costing Rs 15 crore between Jalavihar and PV Ghat, which was first planned in 2018. Authorities said the work was delayed because the architect was late in submitting designs.

It will have elevated walkwaysm underpasses, a stretch for pedestrians, three-metre wide walks, water channel deck, glass deck and lakeside over-water body structures. There will also be a children play area, pergolas with seating and illuminated light sculptures.

The PV Gnana Bhoomi would get a facelift at a cost of Rs 44.24 lakh. A 26-feet tall statue of former prime minister P.V. Narasimha Rao was unveiled in June. Authorities said a night bazar on the banks of Hussainsagar would also be ready by the year-end.