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A ride to the past:Actor Sonia at the exhibition featuring over 98 photographs of various modes of transport in the city since the 1760s to the present time.- PHOTO: by Arrangement
A ride to the past:Actor Sonia at the exhibition featuring over 98 photographs of various modes of transport in the city since the 1760s to the present time.- PHOTO: by Arrangement

Do you have any idea as to how a driving licence would have been during the Nizam era or a one-and-a-half-ana worth bus ticket? Well, if you are clueless, visit ‘Metro Chronicles Thru Lenz’, a photo exhibition at Marriott Hotel and Convention Centre, Tank Bund, and have a glimpse of the driving licence and bus tickets used in those days.

It is indeed a journey from the past into the future for the visitors. The exhibition features over 98 photographs that narrate the story of different modes of transportation, different types of coaches, carts and other vehicles used since 1760s to the present time.

There are also photographs of special carts that were used to transport hunting cheetahs, personal coach of Nizam (Nampally Railway station) and many more at the expo.

Organised by Muse Art Gallery, the photo exhibition was inaugurated by Mayor Mohd. Majid Hussain on Saturday evening and will be on till September 30. Actor Sonia was present.

“I compliment the organisers for conducting this exhibition, and I have learnt many things about the history of Hyderabad through these photographs,” said Mr. Hussain while addressing reporters.

L&TMRH Chief Executive and Managing Director V.B. Gadgil said it was an impressive collection of photographs. “We will try to organize such exhibitions very regularly and also plan to set up a photo museum exclusively about the history of transportation, including the Metro Rail in Hyderabad,” said Mr. Gadgil.


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