Hyderabad: Home Minister Mohammed Mahmood Ali and Nizamia University Vice-Chancellor Mufti Khaleel Ahmed on Thursday laid foundation stone for the construction of two mosques at a cost of Rs 2.9 crore on Secretariat premises here.
Speaking on the occasion, Home Minister Mahmood Ali said that the foundation stone was laid after assurance given by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao. The mosques would be constructed replicating the mosques in Turkey, with all amenities.
Earlier, the mosques were in 700 square yards in the Secretariat premises, and to enable devout to take part in large numbers, the Chief Minister allocated 1,500 square yards for construction of the new mosques.
Minister Mahmood Ali said that a house would be built for the imam and separate arrangements would be made for the convenience of women to offer prayers.
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