INTACH takes up survey of old markets in Hyderabad

INTACH takes up survey of old markets in Hyderabad
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The Hyderabad chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has started a survey of the old (heritage) markets in the city on Wednesday to find out the state of the structures. “We covered Monda market and a few other markets in Secunderabad area and wish to complete the other areas soon,” said P Anuradha Reddy, Convenor, INTACH.

Hyderabad: The Hyderabad chapter of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has started a survey of the old (heritage) markets in the city on Wednesday to find out the state of the structures. “We covered Monda market and a few other markets in Secunderabad area and wish to complete the other areas soon,” said P Anuradha Reddy, Convenor, INTACH.

Soon after the announcement of GHMC of its intention to demolish old markets in the city, heritage lovers decided to visit the markets themselves to check the strengths of the buildings. Ravi Kiran, a participant at the heritage walks said, “The old markets are inseparable part of the history of the city and if they could be repaired, then they should not be demolished.”

The Moazzam Jahi market spread over 1.7 acre is known for fruit stalls and ice-cream parlours. Built in granite in 1935 and named after the seventh Nizam, Mir Osman Ali Khan’s second son, Nawab Moazzam Jah Bahadur, only needs minor repairs as it is still strong, says Anuradha Reddy.The market needs anti-corrosive paint in certain parts, water-proofing at some points and a chemical wash should be enough. A senior GHMC official too said that though the market was named in the list, it would not be demolished.

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