SECUNDERABAD CLOCK TOWER is a clock tower located in the Secunderabad
A firman issued by Nizam Sikandar Jah established the city of
In 2003, the tower was placed on a demolition list drawn up by the
Municipal Corporation of Hyderabad to accommodate the increasing
traffic. A senior official at this civic agency of the Government of
Andhra Pradesh said that they were trying their best not to demolish
this structure. In 2006, the park housing the tower was chosen for
renovation by the same agency. Carried out at a cost of ₹10 million
(US$160,000), the park's size was reduced to widen the roads. In
addition, the tower was renovated, the park was landscaped with lawns
and hedges, and a waterfall was installed. The renovation was
completed in 2005, and the park was inaugurated by then Chief Minister
of Andhra Pradesh
Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy
The tower was declared a heritage structure in the twin cities of
In 2006, the 200-year celebrations of the formation of Secunderabad were organised by the Government of Andhra Pradesh. The clock tower was chosen as the subject of the logo, which was designed by a local firm. The outline of the Clock Tower was first conceived by the students of a city architectural college. A short cinema film of 9 minutes, 30 seconds by director Mani Shankar was released as a part of this celebration. The film, which relates the history of the city, features the clock tower in it.
The park housing the tower also served as a venue for promoting various citizen-centric events such as a children's film festival, awareness programs among others.
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