Hyderabad: After being put on a backburner for many years, Charminar Pedestrianisation Project (CPP) has started to gain momentum and works related to it are being taken up at a brisk pace.
A large number of foreign delegates, who are scheduled to take part in the upcoming Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), is expected to visit the historic Charminar. Keeping this in mind, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) is expediting the civil works related to CPP.
GHMC officials said the majority of the civic works related to CPP are nearing completion. Of the Rs 11.05 crore works pertaining to Inner and Outer ring road covering Charminar, already 95 percent works have been completed, they said.
Likewise, granite pavement works from Charminar to Gulzar Houz and Charminar to Sardar Mahal have been completed. At present, granite cobble laying works in the Charminar buffer zone are being taken up at a brisk pace, officials said.
Launched in 2006, the Rs 35 crore CPP works are being taken up with Centre and State Government assistance. Out of Rs.35 crore, the share of Central government funds is Rs 12.28 crore while the State government is pitching-in with Rs 5.26 crore.
In addition to Rs 35 crore CPP works, GHMC is also taking up development works of Charkaman with a cost of Rs 1.48 crore. Funds are being allocated for the repair and development of the famous clock tower at Murghi Chowk.