The Hyderabad Metro Rail (HMR) Limited has announced the adoption of three important heritage structures of the capital - Paigah Tombs, MJ Market and the State Archeological Museum.

These heritage structures are to be restored to their past glory and in the process, contribute to the government’s efforts to promote Hyderabad as an important heritage tourist destination, said Special Chief Secretary (Tourism & Culture) Chandana Khan and HMR Managing Director N.V.S. Reddy on Sunday.

They were participating in the prize distribution ceremony of the Hyderabad Heritage Marathon Run. The Speaker of the A.P. Legislative Assembly, Nadendla Manohar, who presided over the function and distributed prizes to the winners, stated that the city had immense potential to serve as an important heritage tourist destination.

Building an image

Hence, the government organisations and the corporates should work together to enhance and propagate the brand image of Hyderabad as a heritage city, he said.

He complimented HMR for adopting these three important heritage structures and advised Mr. Reddy to engage good conservation architects for their restoration. “We made an open offer to fund the heritage structures restoration works long ago but we did not get any response. So, we decided to do it ourselves,” said Mr. Reddy.