Hyderabad: Yadadri Temple Town Development Authority CEO G. Kishan Rao said that Hyderabad may soon have World Heritage city status. He has received a letter from Unesco stating that such a proposal is under consideration. Hyderabad will get a second Shilparamam at Uppal on Dasara this year.
“Minister Mr K.T. Rama Rao has frequently said that Shilparamam is beneficial for the western part of the city only. Something should be done for people living in other parts of the city. As a result, we have a second Shilparam at Uppal to be opened to the public on Dassera,” said Mr Kishan Rao.
The GHMC has six zones and 30 circles and this number will be enhanced soon as a Cabinet discussion on this is set to take place, said Mr Rama Rao, while adding that 13 satellite townships under the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) will come up in addition to an integrated township.
Highlighting the rejuvenation of tanks in Telangana state, Mr Rama Rao said that out of 185 tanks in and around Hyderabad, 20 tanks in GHMC and 20 tanks under HMDA will be developed in the first phase. `541crore is being spent on 40 tanks in addition to setting up sewage treatment plants.
“We are in the process of resolving the dumping yard problem at Jawaharnagar and will be spending Rs 144 crore on green capping. The first phase is over and second phase will be completed by next summer. We are planning to build four dumping yards all around the city with proper treatment facilities,” said Mr Rama Rao.
To provide better education for the urban poor, the state government is committed to setting up 500 ‘basti dawakhanas’ in 2019; there are 15 in existence now. Mr Kishan Rao further stated that the representatives from Unesco in their meeting with Mr Rama Rao were impressed with the rich heritage of Hyderabad when the minister told them about Golconda Fort, Bonalu festival, Charminar, rich history of the unity of the people from different religions, languages, regions and other Middle East countries are living together in Hyderabad over centuries.
It may be recalled that Unesco in July 2017 declared Ahmedabad as World Heritage City....