Hyderabad: With fast-pace developments taking place with regard to the construction of new Secretariat at Bison Polo Grounds in Secunderabad, the state government has come out with a plan to convert the existing Secretariat located on the sprawling 22 acres in the heart of the city into a big International ‘Tourist Circuit’.
Although the proposal is in a preliminary stage, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao is planning to build ‘Twin Towers’ like Petronas Towers in Malaysia.
Apart from this, the government is planning to open many facilities attracting international tourists in future. The 88-storied building in Kuala Lumpur is the hub of internationally acclaimed corporate offices and also one of the most attractive international tourist spot in the country.
A top official of the Roads and Buildings department, which has been entrusted to prepare proposals for the optimum utilisation of the land in the existing Secretariat, told The Hans India that the government considered the place a high potential zone for the promotion of tourism as the Secretariat is surrounded by well-known tourist spots like Buddha statue, recreation clubs and parks.
Taking into account all the facilities, the main option before the government is to convert the place into an international tourist spot attracting domestic and foreign tourists in a big number in future.
The official said that Chief Minister KCR has already announced to construct world’s tallest towers and skyscrapers on the banks of Hussaignsagar two years ago. The availability of land would help the government to take up a tall structure which would provide space to open international corporate offices and also emerge as one of the most favourite destination on the world tourist map.
The environmental concerns, seismic impact and conservation of heritage and religious structures in the Secretariat premises would be given utmost priority before taking a decision on the construction of a tall structure, the sources said.