History & Culture

Interpretation centre to open at Qutb Shahi tombs

HYDERABAD: A whopping Rs. 41 crore would be spent on construction of an interpretation centre — also known as visitor centre — at the Qutb Shahi tombs complex out of the Rs. 99.42 crore granted by the Central government to Telangana under the Swadesh Darshan scheme.

The money is to be spent in the financial year 2016-2017 to develop earmarked places in the heritage circuit of the city, reports The Hindu.

The identified circuit includes Qutb Shahi heritage park, Paigah tombs, Hayat Bakshi Begum masjid, and Raymond’s tomb.

Galleries, restaurant

The interpretation centre at the Qutb Shahi tombs would have galleries, restaurant, banquet, admin block, souvenir shop, AV room, lecture hall, and outdoor seating. Four battery operated buses are also part of the plan.

The project, which was in pipeline for some time, was approved on Tuesday during a meeting between Telangana State Tourism Development Corporation Managing Director Christina Z. Chongthu and Vinod Zutshi, Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, New Delhi. The meeting was attended by Suman Billa, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, and Assistant Director General Bharathi Sharma.

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