The Metro Rail pillars opposite Secunderabad Clock Tower are being constructed were the Garden Restaurant will be demolished. Mohammed Kasim, the owner of Garden Restaurant, said, “Two years ago we received a notice following which we approached the courts as the officials were taking a little more area than required. The court order was in our favor and they have to now come 26 feet inside from the road.”
The 70-year-old structure is a landmark of Secunderabad. The owners are prepared to demolish the hotel and completely re-build it. Mr Kasim said, “I am waiting for my compensation which has still not been given by the government. It has to pay as per the prevailing market price. Till that comes, we will not vacate the place.”
N.V.S. Reddy who is a managing director of Hyderabad Metro Rail, said that “The land acquisition process is going on. We are going to acquire the required space and compensate the owners.” As per the reports it is known that government is delaying it due to the exact title of the land is not clear. This particular corridor of the Metro Rail has an elevated structure where the viaduct will go above the existing viaduct that is coming from Tarnaka corridor. This double elevation will also be a major inter-connecting point. These two corridors where they meet at the Parade Ground station will have a heavy flow of people as they can go to Secunderabad station and also Falaknuma. The other line will take them to Tarnaka and Uppal.