Hyderabad: The GHMC has decided to provide special lighting in such a manner that it would be visible from high-rise structures located far away from the monument. The civic body will fix octagonal poles to illuminate minars in three levels.
According to civic body officials, the Archaeological Survey of India maintains the special lighting inside the iconic structure. The octagonal towers would come up on four sides of Charminar and illuminate it with 190-watt LED lights at three levels. The lights would automatically go off at dawn and get switched on at dusk.
A senior GHMC official that GHMC commissioner M. Dana Kishore had repeatedly instructed the planning wing to set up special lighting for the monuments but the officials had ignored them. He said GHMC chief warned officials of stringent action if Charminar was not provided special illumination in 10 days. The officials floated a one-day tender and signed the contract to instal the lights.
The corporation would seek the approval from the zonal commissioner as the estimated cost of the works fall below Rs 20 lakh....