The auditorium will serve as a centre for cultural and literary activities

Finally, the wait has come to an end. The much-awaited Urdu Ghar auditorium at Motigalli will soon see some activity at last. Work is nearing completion and the auditorium is all set for inauguration next year.

Fund constraints

Plagued by fund constraints, the work on the auditorium has been progressing for the last 12 years. Once inaugurated, the Urdu Ghar-cum-Shadi Khana will serve as a centre for cultural and literary activity in the city’s south.

Educational activities

The 500-seat air conditioned auditorium of the Urdu Academy, being built at a cost of Rs. 1.50 crore, will also be used for promoting educational activities.

Already, computer classes are being organised here. A library has also been functioning for the last one year.

Minor works like electricity supply, water supply and providing stage furniture including chairs and fans remain to be installed and the authorities expect to complete the same in next one month.

“A major part of the work has been completed and we hope to open it for public by next year,” said Urdu Academy Director S.A. Shukoor.

Initially entrusted to the Quli Qutb Shah Urban Development Authority, the construction of the Urdu Ghar dragged on for quite a while before being reassigned to the Andhra Pradesh Health Medical Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (APHMHIDC).

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