Moula Ali Dargah to get a ramp
Moula Ali Dargah to get a ramp. The Moula Ali Dargah stands 2017 feet above the sea level. The religious reverence associated with this dargah is what prompts people of all religions from across the world to visit the shrine.
• Works worth Rs 1.68 crore sanctioned
• Parking facility also in the pipeline
The Moula Ali Dargah stands 2017 feet above the sea level. The religious reverence associated with this dargah is what prompts people of all religions from across the world to visit the shrine. But the only approach to reach the dargah is via the staircase, where there are close to 500 steps. In this regard, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has resolved to build a ramp, halfway to the mosque. The foundation stone for the project was laid on Saturday by the Mayor, Mohammed Majid Hussain.
“The administrative sanction for the project was finalised by the standing committee. Currently, tenders are being issued and the activity is expected to be completed within 6-8 months,” said Majid Hussain.
The civic body has also planned to create a parking space at the end of the ramp for convenience of the public. Rs 1.68 crore has been sanctioned for the project. The length of the ramp would be 297 metres, with a width of 6 metres.
Somesh Kumar, Commissioner, GHMC, said, “People would have to climb close to 500 stairs to reach the place of worship. It would be a very difficult task for them, especially for those who are aged or disabled. So the engineering department has prepared the estimates for the ramp. It would be of a Cement Concrete (CC) make, to ensure that it withstands monsoon. Apart from roads, we would ensure that all the other amenities are made available for the convenience of the public.”
As of now, the GHMC allocated funds for the project from its own budget. When asked about the Wakf Board’s involvement, the civic chief said, “As of now we have not asked them for assistance. If it is required, we would approach them.”
MLA Aleem Pasha Quadri; R Dhan Singh, engineer-in-chief; R Jayaraj Kennedy, Additional Commissioner, UCD; MLA Akula Rajender; Shaik Mohammed Iqbal, special officer, Wakf Board and other religious leaders and civic officials, visited the shrine on Saturday.