GHMC repairs clock at Moazzam Jahi market

One hand of the clock had fallen down.

Hyderabad: One of the four clocks on the clock tower of the Moazzam Jahi Market was repaired on Tuesday. As part of the renovation of this iconic structure, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is replacing the dial and hands of the clocks.

In May this year, one of the hands of the clock dropped off due to high winds.

The civic body decided to replace the hand and make it of a material that can withstand the pressure of high winds.

The Ramesh Swiss Watch Gallery, Secunderabad, which was entrusted with the job, replaced the hand of the clock on Tuesday. These clocks are connected to an electronic device which shows a uniform time on all four clocks. The diameter of the dials of the clocks is 5’-1”. The hands of the clocks are made from fibre instead of metal.

GHMC Zonal Commiss-ioner Khairatabad Mohammed Musharraf Ali Faruqui said, “Now we are using durable material which can bear the wind pressure.” He said that almost 50 per cent of the heritage renovation of Moazzam Jahi Market has been completed and so far Rs 8 crore has been spent of the Rs 16 crore allotted for the restoration. Work on the granite flooring is under progress and tenders for the renovation of the Meat Market has been finalised. He hopes all the work will be completed in six months.

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