Landmark Ramgopalpet PS to be history
The 116-year-old building donated by Dewan Bahadur Seth Ramgopal, which houses the Ramgopalpet police station in what is popularly known as James Street, is likely to disappear in about four days time.
Hyderabad: The 116-year-old building donated by Dewan Bahadur Seth Ramgopal, which houses the Ramgopalpet police station in what is popularly known as James Street, is likely to disappear in about four days time. The GHMC on Friday issued a notice to the police asking them to vacate the building as it was in a dilapidated condition and may collapse any time.
Dewan Bahadur Seth Ramgopal had donated the building for the then James Street Police Station and later it was re-named as Ramgopalpet police station. In 1998, the government of Andhra Pradesh designated the building as a heritage structure.
The GHMC officials, who had inspected the building, identified cracks in the building. The officials informed the police authorities that the building would be demolished within four to five days.
Soon after issuing the notice, Minister for Cinematography Talsani Srinivas Yadav along with Ramgopalpet Corporator Aruna Goud, Ramgopalpet ACP Surender Reddy and Secunderabad RDO Raghuram Sharma inspected the building.
Speaking to media, the minister said, “The building was constructed about 120 years back. A new building would be constructed in its place.”
However, Ramgopalpet inspector P Murali Krishna said, “We received notices to vacate the building at the earliest. Vacating the premises immediately is not possible. We are looking for alternative space in the vicinity of the police station for public convenience.”