The Garrison Wesley Church at Lal Bazaar near Trimulgherry built in 1881, a fine specimen of ‘Carpenter Gothic’ architecture, is one among the six monuments which clinched the INTACH Heritage Awards 2015.  This is the 20th year of the awards and interestingly, none of the monuments awarded are among the notified heritage structures. The other five strutures are Qamraqi Gumbad, a dargah at Ziaguda; Carriage Workshop, Lalaguda; Ram Bagh Temple, Attapur; Chawni Muhammadi near Golconda and State Bank of Hyderabad, Gunfoundry.

 

State govt blasted for lack of sensitivity The INTACH Hyderabad chapter committee members lambasted the Telangana government by going ahead with the Metro Rail project without protecting heritage structures. Sajjad Shahid, co-convenor, INTACH Hyderabad Chapter, said that the aspirations of the people of Telangana had come to a nil and the new government did not stand up to the expectations of the people. 


“There is a misconception in the government that progress demands destruction of the past. The government has failed to comprehend the situation and understand urban issues. It wants to destruct the fabric of the city and resemble Manhattan. The Telangana government it seems has succumbed to the idea of exploitation that was the agenda of all previous governments in the last 60 years,” he added.

 

INTACH 2015 dedicated to Faizaddin The 2015 annual was dedicated to architect M Faizuddin who was instrumental in the building of several iconic structures in the city that includes the SBH building at Gunfoundry, State Central library and several other structures.