On Thursday Congress senior leader and former MLA M Kondada Reddy expressed fears that any change in the design of Hyderabad Metro Rail Project would completely eliminate the identity of Public Gardens.
While speaking to the reporters at Gandhi Bhavan, Reddy strongly opposed the change in Metro Rail route near Assembly by Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao. He also said that if Metro Rail is diverted to the backside of Jubilee Hall, then it would completely eliminate the Public Gardens from the map. He also said that, during the tenure of former Chief Minister N T Rama Rao, he has already done the damage to Bagh-e-Aaam (Public Gardens) by constructing Lalith Kala Thoranam and Telugu University. Therefore if Metro Rail’s route map is modified, the remaining parts of Public Gardens too would be lost.
The senior leader also said that, the government should take wise decisions to ensure that the heritage and historical structures of Hyderabad remain intact.