Staff Reporter

These are in addition to 137 buildings, nine precincts, notified earlier

HYDERABAD: From a list of 20 structures identified in the city by the Hyderabad Urban Development Authority (HUDA), the Government has issued orders notifying 14 as Heritage Buildings. These buildings are in addition to the 137 buildings and nine precincts notified earlier.

The latest list of heritage structures includes a number of structures in Secunderabad, which is celebrating its 200th year.

The hoary Mahbub College, once a seat of English education, itself accounts for three buildings - P. Ramachandra Pillai Memorial Hall, C. V. Padma Rao Memorial Hall and Muthiala Raman Memorial Hall (Mahbub College).

The other Secunderabad monuments include - Old Jail Complex (Monda Market), Wesley Church Complex (Secunderabad) and St. Mary's Presbytery (St. Anns School)

St. George's Grammar School Complex (Abids), Mr. Krishna Reddy's Building (Mehdipatnam), Bhoiguda Kamaan (Mangalhaat), IAS Officers Association Building (Greenlands), Mitti ka Sher, Nampally Sarai, Sheik Faiz ki Kamaan (Yakuthpura) and Ghode ki Qabar (Pan Mandi).

The HUDA Vice-Chairman had reported 20 additional buildings for notification as additional Heritage Buildings and after taking the opinion of Heritage Conservation Committee, newspaper notifications were issued inviting public objections and suggestions.

After receipt of objections/suggestions and consideration of the same, it was proposed to declare only 16 buildings as Heritage Buildings, the order noted. However, the Government, which also received objections and requests on consideration, decided to declare only 14 buildings as Heritage Buildings, it said.