Restored ancient stepwell at Bansilalpet inaugurated

The Municipal Administration minister Mr K T Rama Rao inaugurated the restored step well at Bansilalpet that belongs to the 17th century on Monday.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said they were trying to restore 53 heritage structures to revive the past glory of the city. Hyderabad does not necessarily mean a concrete jungle. It has got a great heritage and culture which needs to be revived and handed over to posterity.
Mr Rama Rao urged residents around the structure to help protect and preserve the step well.
With a view to keep it alive, the state government has built an amphi theatre, museum, landscaping and garden. Cultural programmes would be held every Sunday to showcase the cultural heritage of the city.
According to Mr Rama Rao, it cost Rs 10 crore for restoration of the stepwell at Bansilalpet and a tremendous effort by the GHMC sanitation staff. They toiled for 13 months and removed 3,900 tonnes of garbage from the defunct step well.
The efforts of the state government might help secure the heritage city status from UNESCO.
Minister T Srinivas Yadav, Mayor G Vijayalaxmi and others were present.

By Gollapudi Srinivasa Rao

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