‘Lov Hyderabad’ to be icon of city

Venue will be an added attraction for tourists and a selfie spot, says Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao.

By Author   |   Published: 25th Nov 2016   8:59 pm Updated: 27th Nov 2016   4:25 pm
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Love Hyderabad, a Typo sculpture, which was installed as part of Street Art Festival was unveiled by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Friday. Photo: Hrudayanand.

Hyderabad: Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister KT Rama Rao stressed the need for beautification of Tank Bund and said measures would be taken shortly to improve facilities for visitors at the tourist spot.

A coordinated effort would be made involving Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation, Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority and Telangana Tourism for beautification of Tank Bund.

GHMC in association with voluntary organisations painted the compund walls at Necklace road and a few properities with art works in Hyderabad. Love Hyderabad, a Typo sculpture, which was installed as part of Street Art Festival was unveiled by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Friday. Photos:Hrudayanand
Love Hyderabad, a Typo sculpture, which was installed as part of Street Art Festival was unveiled by Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K.T. Rama Rao on Friday. Photos:Hrudayanand

Unveiling the ‘Lov Hyderabad’ typo sculpture on Friday, he said the venue would soon become an added attraction for tourists in the city. “People can have fun taking selfie at this spot and soon it would become an icon of Hyderabad,” said Rao.

The typo sculpture was installed by Start India Foundation in association with Krishnakriti Foundation, GHMC and other organisations.The foundation has installed similar sculptures in Delhi, Mumbai and other cities.

As part of the Street Art Festival that concluded here on November 24, artists, including a few from abroad, did art works on the compound walls on Necklace road and a few private properties at MS Maktha.

Mayor Bonthu Rammohan said the objective was to promote belongingness among citizens and make the city clean, besides improving the aesthetics. He said efforts would be made to replicate the work in other areas as well.

Art Telangana trustee and Government Advisor BV Papa Rao said the first international street art festival at Necklace road was a grand success and it would be an annual event to be held from November 1. International artists from across the globe would be invited to participate in the event and the initiative would promote tourism in the city, he added.