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Night bazaar at Shilparamam to come up on a three-acre site at a cost of Rs. 10.50 crores Project to come up on a three-acre site at a cost Rs. 10.50 cr.

  • Shilpa Sandhya Vedika to have five themes
  • Some 250 shops to come up at the bazaar

    HYDERABAD: The night bazaar at Shilparamam Shilpa Sandhya Vedika one of its kind tourism project in the State, is likely to be thrown open to public in time for Sankranti next year.

    Coming up at a cost of Rs. 10.50 crores on a three-acre site, the night bazaar will have five themes Stone Age, Vedic Age, Dravya (materialistic world), Sultanate, and Adhunic (modern) and is envisaged to provide a staggering 60,000 sq ft of shopping space with 250 shops and 1.6 lakh sq ft of landscaped garden area.

    "Construction is on at a healthy pace and given the enormity of the project, the bazaar is likely to be thrown open for general public by January 8 next year," said Special Officer (Shilparamam) G. Janardhan Reddy.

    Officials here point out that the night bazaar would go a long way in catering to the needs of tourists on a brief visit to the twin cities and for visitors in transit who have a night halt. "We are also hoping that the concept will appeal to the 1.5-lakh strong IT workforce working during nights at Hi-Tech city and nearby areas," he said.

    "There are several night bazaars in the country but this one is unique because of its five different themes. It will run from 3 p.m. to 3 a.m., which is ideal for large number IT professionals working at Hi-tech city," he said.

    Food courts

    The facility would also have five food courts serving a variety of cuisines in five different themes, stalls for exhibition-cum-sale of crafts and handlooms and cellar parking to accommodate 450 cars .

    G.V.P.R Engineers have taken up the construction work while Delhi-based Lakhanpal Associates have been recruited to conceptualise the five themes, give architectural designs and inputs.